Alternative Winter Break 2016 Post Carrots, Turnips, and Kale… Oh My – Jonathan Gotian

By Sharon Schoenfeld
Jonathan (L) gets excited in the van on the way to Greenlight!

Today we went to volunteer at Green Light New Orleans. Green Light is a organization that tries to make New Orleans more energy efficient and eco friendly. In the morning, we planted a garden at a lady’s house so she could grow healthy food in her own home such as carrots, turnips and kale instead of relying on other sources for food such as grocery stores. In the afternoon, we installed energy efficient lightbulbs in people’s homes to cut down on electric bills and are better for the environment.  It felt good to see their reactions and interest in what we were doing. I felt happy to help the environment and make their lives better.

~ Jonathan is a 9th grader from New Rochelle, NY

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