It’s incredibly important that we keep the environment flourishing— something humans haven’t been doing a very good job of over the period of our inhabiting the planet. Somehow, we’ve ripped holes in our ozone layer, increased the global temperature by more than 2°C, created a trash island in the ocean larger than Texas, and driven countless species to extinction. It’s imperative that the US passes the Green New Deal and actively fight to fix the Earth we’ve destroyed. The US is a world leader but barely does anything to help the climate. People look to us for change, but we do nothing. If we implement the Green New Deal, real change might finally come. We’ll switch to renewable energy, work to eliminate greenhouse gases, get greener transportation, and more. I want the planet to stay alive for my generation and generations to come. Now is our only chance to change.