Kids in Action - August 2019
Patricia Calderon, Chicago
Patricia was a 2017 winner of the Illinois Conservation Foundation’s Conservation Achievement Scholarship. Her interest in environmental stewardship included involvement in frog call monitoring, removing invasive plants and participating in park and beach cleanups. She interned at the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago and helped organize high school students to attend a legislative lobby day in Springfield. She helped organize the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action, working with students from throughout the city on issues including clean water and climate change. She and fellow students organized the Eco Warriors, a team hosting workshops on environmental issues for high school freshmen, while she also educated hundreds of neighborhood elementary school students about the importance of the environment.