Alyssa (bottom far left) and their new garden
Today we volunteered for a nonprofit organization called Green Light. This organization helps build gardens for members of the New Orleans community and aids in providing healthy accessible food options. In our volunteering we built a garden for a women who just recently moved to New Orleans with her husband. I feel that we have truly made an impact on this family’s life because this garden will lead this family to a healthier lifestyle while also being a reasonably affordable option. After building the garden, we started out on our next Green Light project. This project was to help change residents light bulbs into more energy efficient ones that would be better for the environment and a more affordable option in the long run. Doing this made us realize that the littlest things can help create a better and safer environment. By knowing that we took part in not only helping others but helping the environment, we feel that today has been a successful day and we cannot wait to see what we are doing tomorrow.
~ Alyssa Bigelman – 10th Grade, Parkland, Florida