In my very short life I have come to the conclusion that if you are not active in life and do what you truely love, you are faster to wilt. Currently I am a dedicated student at Santa Monica college pursuing a major in Global Studies. I am facinated by the way our dynamic world functions and the interdependent relationships we acknowledge or dismiss.
This summer I have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the Greenpeace Semester! This program is a training course for young adults interested in environmental activism. As you will find out, amoungst all other issues, I find deforestation to be a crucial concern. With the deline in tree polulation we have an increase in water pollution (rivers-drinking water resources), air pollution (no more roots to keep the soil grounded), and animal endangerment. The Greenpeace Semester seems like the perfect opportunity for me.
What will I be doing? I’ll take part in workshops on everything from working with volunteers, getting my story
in the media, lobbying decision makers, and inspiring others to take action. During the summer, we will also
learn about the issues Greenpeace addresses worldwide. My class will also travel to work on a real campaign
somewhere in the United States. In the past, classes have gotten a chance to organize fellow students to march
in Washington, DC against the Capitol coal plant, support communities fighting against an unsafe nuclear
power plant in Vermont, and help out organizing the largest day of action for the climate in history.
The Greenpeace Semester is where I will learn how to address the environmental issues that affect all of us.
However, it won’t be possible without your support. I’m reaching out for your help to raise the funds I need to
attend the program. I plan on coming back to our community with the skills I’ve learned to bring the fight for a
sustainable future home. With your help, this could be a reality.
I’ve set a fundraising goal of $3,500. In order to reach this goal, I am planning (a couple of your fundraisers). I
am working hard to make sure I can reach this goal, but I need your help. I’m asking you to dig deep and donate
($50/$25/$10/$5 - whatever you feel comfortable with here, any amount helps!) to help get me a step closer to making this amazing
opportunity a reality. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, visit www.greenpeace.org/usa/semester
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and for your donation to our shared future in advance.
I’ll be sure to keep you posted about the incredible things we are doing throughout the summer!