We asked the students from Griffith Middle School in East LA what they would like to see changed about the world, and which celebrities they think would best be able to lead the way. Over the next days, we will share some of their answers with you.
Cause: The Economy, Celebrity: Al Gore
By Christina, age 13
The thing I would like to see change is the economy. I would also like to see global warming get better. I think Al Gore can change these things. In 2008, he made a speech about all the things I believe in. I truly believe that he can make a difference in this world.
He talked about the economy. He talked about how we are borrowing money from China to buy oil from other countries, so we still owe China a lot of money. He talked about how we need to be more careful with our money. We should not spend money when we own so much to other countries.
He also talked about global warming. I agreed with him 100%. He said we need to recycle more. The more we recycle, the less plastic we will have to use. He really cares about this world, and to me, it seems like all he wants to do is make everyone care just as much as he does.
I also think it is important for the U.S. to watch our money. Our world is truly falling apart. It is all our responsibility to put the pieces back together. We just need to get on our feet and help! We all need to do our part.
Most people say in ‘10 years, I will do this, or in 5, I will do that.’ What I say is way wait five or 10 years? Why not just do it now? The only way to help is to start now.