WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Petrovsky is the associate professor of Environmental Sciences at Northwood University in West Palm Beach. He asked his students to do a class project which would help protect the environment. "A class I teach on climate change where their project was to create public service announcements around things that we do on an every day basis that affect the issues that surround global warming and climate change."
Priscila Duarte and Brian Hernandez did their PSA on the effects of holiday lights and wrapping paper.
Brian said, "There's definitely a lot of alternatives when it comes to wrapping gifts. You can use this bag right here, something that is reusable or something that we use every day like newspaper, a lot of it already goes to waste, so why don't we put it to good use."
Priscila said, "The thing that I learned the most was about the lights, the energy that we spend, especially around Christmas time."
Petrovsky says even the gifts we give one another can be environmentally friendly.
"The idea of buying somebody a pitcher that has a carbon filter on it so that they can filter their own tap water put it in a reusable bottle and use it over and over again. My purpose is to just to get people, students of all ages, to just stop for a moment and think about what they do, because that's where change starts. Change starts from an individual. Change is not going to come about through government, change is not going to come about through some big social upheaval, it comes from what we all do every day."
Making a difference one student at a time.
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