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Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Sherilyn learns how her habit of littering affects sea life and begins to care about the environment. (full text)
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Zach interviewed people at the September 20, 2019 climate march in New York. The march coincided with the United Nations climate summit and featured 16-year-old Greta Thunberg's speech at the end. (full text)
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Zachary evaluates different presidential candidates' positions on climate change. (full text)
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For many months, Alexandra Villasenor has been striking in front of the United Nations to protest governments’ inaction about climate change. Now adults are starting to pay attention. (full text)
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Climate change isn't a far off concept, it's affecting us now. Cindy urges our politicians to make the issue a priority and to take immediate actions. (full text)
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Using specific examples from their lives, contest winners write to President Obama about why he needs to make climate change a priority today. (full text)
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You can't swim or fish in Brooklyn's polluted canal, but the EPA and a handful of concerned citizens are working hard to clean it up. (full text)
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Zachary reports on his experience at the 2019 climate strike. He calls for young people to hold their elected representatives accountable for combating climate change. (full text)

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