It can be difficult to celebrate something as enormous and vague as “our environment.” This spring I watched three baby robins hatch, grow feathers, and learn to become independent and important parts of my backyard’s forest ecosystem–right under my deck! Witnessing little moments of growth in my own backyard helps me appreciate my environment so […]
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on building political will for a livable world. This basically means that they lobby members of Congress from both parties to support climate legislation; specifically the Energy Innovation Act. I got involved in CCL within the past three months. I’ve never joined a grassroots climate […]
some thoughts on the new year So…2020’s over (finally). Despite the craziness of the past 365 days, I’m so grateful I launched my dream platform last year. I built a team, website, and Instagram, and spent hours researching and creating captions, graphics, and blog posts. I want 2021 to be a year of creativity and […]
David Attenborough called for an immediate halt to deforestation in his Netflix documentary “A Life on Our Planet.” Let’s talk about why this is important. We all know greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide cause climate change. And as I learned in elementary school, plants “breathe in” carbon dioxide and “breathe out” oxygen. This is actually […]
9 ways you can start lowering your impact on the Earth today Quick disclaimer. There’s a level of privilege involved in living sustainably, especially when it comes to sustainable fashion. Although this lifestyle can save you money, buying from sustainable brands can be expensive. Protecting Planet A doesn’t shame anyone for buying from fast fashion […]
My name is Hannah Etienne, and I’m a junior in high school who created Protecting Planet A. It started as an environmental pageant platform, then an Instagram account, then a Girl Scout Gold Award project, then a website, and now it is all four of those things. I’ve always had a passion for protecting the […]
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