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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.
Sherilyn learns how her habit of littering affects sea life and begins to care about the environment. (full text)
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)
Zachary evaluates different presidential candidates' positions on climate change. (full text)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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