My name is Abe Leite, and I believe that now that creation is threatened, it’s the last thing we should do to return to the old partisan alignments of the past. The challenges facing us are unprecedented, and whether through government regulation or community action, it is time for all of us to play our part in protecting our earth.
I’m a junior at Bloomington High School South, and I strongly support new and innovative solutions to help our country mitigate the consequences of climate change — through proactive measures lowering our emissions and through preparations for the inevitable changes we are already beginning to see. I think it’s time for facing climate change to become a non-partisan issue.
I have been a member of the Unitarian Universalist church for years, and my fait... read more
Hi, readers! My name is Mara Flynn and I’m a junior in high school. I love science, languages, reading, spending time outside, travelling, music, and too many other things to list here. I am one of the original members of ICEY. Let me tell you why. I believe that all the life on this earth — animals, plants, bacteria, and beyond — and all the laws and mysteries of nature are an incredibly amazing miracle and that all the human lives and stories in history are terrible and infinitely beautiful. I believe that all of it is worth saving and that every human on the planet has the responsibility to care for the earth and the many other species we share it with... read more
I’m another member of ICEY and a blogger on this site. I’m sixteen years old, and I’m in tenth grade at Bloomington South. I do high school gymnastics, study voice, play guitar, and participate in Interact Club when I can. I love to cook, play with my puppy, write and arrange songs, and spend as much time outside as possible.
I’m a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington. I’m part of the childcare team at UUCB, and I love working with the littlest ones in our community. I also try to attend youth group as frequently as I can.
When I first heard about ICEY around this time in 2014, I was excited... read more
I am 16 years old, play the violin, am on a rock climbing team, compete at science olympiad, and am in a couple school clubs. I am part of the Jewish congregation in town, am involved in my youth group, and go to a Jewish outdoor adventure summer camp.
I am part of ICEY because climate change scares me, and I believe that we can curb it if we all come together.
I love to hike and be outdoors. It’s a big part of my life and contributes to what makes me who I am. One of the first things I learned about being outdoors is the “leave no trace” rule, which is that you always leave the area you are in exactly the same or nicer than you found it. Why doesn’t this principle apply in the big picture? Why aren’t we trying to leave the world in a better condition than we found it in?
What ... read more