MANASQUAN — Manasquan High School sophomore Lillian Bryant is using her passion for the environment to better educate herself and others on the effects of climate change.
Lillian attended a virtual, week-long training seminar to become a Climate Reality Leader through The Climate Reality Project. The opportunity allowed her to learn more about climate change and its effects worldwide as well as solutions to the crisis and how to get others involved.
The seminar included presentations from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who founded The Climate Reality Project in 2006, scientists and activists.
“They were really helpful and they gave so much insight into what’s actually going on,” Lillian said, adding that she learned how to use her talents to make a difference and educate others about climate change.
As a Climate Reality Leader, Lillian said she looks forward to volunteering more and serving as a leader in her community now that she has a network of Climate Reality peers. She said she also hopes to educate others and organize events that members of the community can get involved in.
“It’s an ongoing issue that I felt personally was a moral obligation to get involved with,” Lillian said. “It affects everything around me, so I believe I need to educate myself more and educate others.”
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