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“About 30 percent of the Sustainability Academy’s students are refugees and programs like this give the students a sense that there are people in the world who care. For them to get up close to what they’ve been studying helps them understand why we should care about animals in the wild. It was magical to see them make the connection. “As young as they are, the Green Ambassadors, or the Orangutan Kids as they call themselves, stand to make an important difference in their school, their community, and their families. “Thanks to what the Green Ambassadors have already shared about choosing renewable ingredients like sustainable palm oil, the Sustainability Academy is working to become an orangutan-friendly school. I’m not sure they know exactly what that means yet, but I do know every one of these kids can explain why the soap they use to wash their hands can have an effect on the life of something very far from here. “I think it was Nelson Mandela who said that education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world. I think he’s right.” Some of the young scientists from the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. seventhgeneration.com/2012report   37 Building Communities


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