Today we’re recognizing one of Ignition Green’s special members: Kelsey Xie! Kelsey was an early supporter of Ignition Green and has since joined the Marketing team to help out director Ben Walls.
Kelsey is an avid musician, beginning to sing at the age of 12 and playing piano at the age of 6. She is heavily involved in her high school choir, and often performs solos and volunteers her time toward the betterment of this program. She plays tennis as well, representing her school’s varsity team for the past 3 years. Similarly, she enjoys taking care of children, spending time with loved ones, makeup artistry, writing, and exploring the outdoors in her free time.
Kelsey’s love for the Earth
Kelsey spent much of her childhood in nature. She went on adventures with other neighborhood children, biked to chosen destinations, and participated in outdoor sports. She has always admired nature, and because of this, she wishes to preserve and maintain its beauty for future generations to enjoy. Due to its detrimental effects on Earth’s flora and fauna, climate change is a “herculean inhibitor” (as she says) to her wish. “Therefore,” she adds, “it must be stopped no matter what!”
Ignition Green Goals
As an Ignition Green member and youth climate activist, Kelsey hopes not only to bring awareness to the subject, but to advocate and inspire more “green” practices and policies. By speaking this gospel, she hopes people will think twice before littering, cutting down trees, driving cars with high carbon emissions, and more. Furthermore, she hopes governments around the world will be inspired to implement more eco-friendly programs.
A Green Future
Kelsey’s neighborhood was once surrounded by forests, and everyday, looking out the car window on the way home, she would delight in the green beauties before her. However, over the years, these forests have been cut down and replaced by newly-constructed buildings, and this, for Kelsey, has been extremely upsetting to see. This experience epitomizes the recurring battle between industry and the environment; one should not be so overpowering. Kelsey wishes to save the remaining forests in the world, and she hopes no other children will have to say goodbye to their green friends.
Thanks for reading about the daily life of one of Ignition Green’s members! Stay tuned for the next one!
Featured Image: Kelsey (center) discusses a new marketing idea with her teammates.