Essay Anyone Can Make a Difference

705 Words Feb 18th, 2012 3 Pages
I believe everyone can make a difference. I highly dislike when I hear my peers saying “I’m only one person, how can I do anything?” I think that’s what the problem is with some of my generation. Everyone thinks that they’re just one person and there’s just seven billion other ones out there who will do the work. They think “those other people won’t litter or they’ll recycle or finish the food that’s on their plate so I should’t have to.” Realizing this from an early age I was determined to go against what everyone seemed to be doing. Caring solely about themselves and how they look and if they have a Blackberry or not or how many likes they get on their Facebook pictures. Where was that going to get someone in life? Nowhere. Instead I …show more content…
We created schedules, sent out emails to teachers and student participants, got the necessary bins together and hoped it would work. If this didn’t happen quick I was going to have a mental breakdown if I saw another student throw away a stack of old notes instead of recycling them.
The program’s result? Our recycling system has been in effect since fall 2010 and is going great. Honestly, me and my friends have some of the funniest times recycling. We push each other around in the bins and wave to our friends in class through the windows. The best part is kids show up on time, the paper is emptied and transported properly, and the entire thing is student run. Kids caring. Kids making a difference. I wasn’t alone after all.
This experience has solidified my decision to pursue a career in environmental engineering. I love nature and I feel strongly about the environmental issues our planet and the human race are dealing with. I cannot fathom the thought of our environment deteriorating because of increased human activity and neglect. I won’t stand for it. As a result, I hope to take an active part in solving earth’s many problems. I feel that attending this school would be one of the first steps into helping me achieve that goal. Even though I’m only seventeen and I can’t even drive or vote or make any big decisions like that I can make the biggest one for myself right now. And that is to make a difference. To be that change and to take the first

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