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Most kids don’t think twice about their environmental impact, not because they don’t care, but perhaps they have never been taught that the little things they do, can make a difference. However, there are many children, that go that extra mile, and turn their lights off when not using them, or turning the tap off while brushing their teeth. My niece is one of the latter.

Team ENERGY STAR, the Environmental Protection Agency’s program to teach kids about energy efficiency, is holding an essay contest for kids. Right away I thought of my niece. She is just so talented, and cares for the environment. She has already written 2 great posts for me Through the Eyes of a Kid, and Our Planet is in Need You See.

Here is the Good Kid Gone Green’s essay submission for the contest. I might be bias, but I think she should be one of the winners!

What do you think? Pretty talented that Victoriax?

My name is Victoriax I speak for the trees,

I do it with my family whose last name is Lees.

How do we help is the question that pops in your head,

One of many ways is we turn off all the lights before bed.

I also bring reusable water bottles when I go to school,

I’m on our school’s Green Team and it’s the number 1 rule.

When I do have garbage in my lunch, which I rarely do,

I don’t put it in the green bin, I put it in the one that’s blue.

I walk or bike to places that aren’t too far,

I know it’s a lot better than taking the car.

When I brush my teeth I don’t let the water run,

I don’t want our river to dry out, that wouldn’t be fun.

My family is getting an eco-friendly SUV,

My mom likes the color, it’s about the environment for me.

Before I leave you here’s a little piece of advice,

Before you chop down a tree you should really think twice.

If you are looking for some more talented young kids, head over to Big Green Purse where she will be showcasing some of the submissions to the contest.

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17 Responses to Victoriax- I Speak for the Trees

  1. EcoGrrl September 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Cute cute cute! I love it!

  2. Mary September 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Great ideas, Victoria. We need more people like you doing the right things

  3. Tiffany September 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    So creative. Love it!

  4. Kimberly Pinkson September 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Nicely done Miss. Victoria! You are an inspiring young lady and I thank you for being a leader among your peers.

    • Good Girl Gone Green September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks, Kimberly! That is so sweet of you. I will make sure she reads the comments! She is one incredible 9 year old!

  5. Anna@GreenTalk September 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    What a great job! Stephanie you should be so proud!

  6. Brenna @ Almost All The Truth September 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh how I love this! Give Ms. Victoriax my heartfelt praise for a job well done!

    You know I was so hesitant about the new Lorax movie when I first heard it was coming out, but with campaigns like this I can see the good it is bringing to a whole new generation.

  7. amber September 11, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Love this…thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Kate September 12, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I think that’s awesome! I love to see kids getting in on the action!

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  1. ENERGY STAR Essay Contest Shines Spotlight on Energy-Saving Kids - Big Green Purse - August 25, 2014

    […] Stephanie at Good Girl Gone Green thought the Energy Star essay contest created a perfect opportunity to recognize kids who care about the world they live in – especially her niece. “Most kids don’t think twice about their environmental impact, not because they don’t care, but perhaps they have never been taught that the little things they do can make a difference. However, there are many children that go that extra mile, and turn their lights off when not using them, or turning the tap off while brushing their teeth. My niece is one of the latter.” Her name, she says, is “Victoriax” (like the Lorax, get it?). Please take a minute to read her wonderful poem. I particularly like the stanza that says, “How do we help is the question that pops into your head; One of the many ways is we turn off all the lights before bed.” Talk about an Energy Star!   Hana at The Green Grandma decided to let all the kids in the GG community know about the contest. “The program is designed to recognize kids for what they are doing to save energy, as well as inspiring other kids and their families to get involved in energy efficiency.” Hana is also impressed that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and DoSomething.org are running their own Team ENERGY STAR Challenges. More than 150 Boys & Girls Clubs have signed on to participate and win prizes donated by LG Electronics. “This is a great opportunity for parents to learn a lot about what your kids know (or don’t know)” about energy, she says. […]

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