We’d like to recognize one of Ignition Green’s new chapter coordinators: Kevin Patel! Kevin is a senior at Santee Education Complex in Los Angeles, California.
Kevin has been passionate about the environment ever since his freshman year, when he decided to found the environmental club at his school. Kevin believes it is important for students to learn about the environment, the climate crisis, and the environmental issues that affect communities worldwide. After seeing humanity’s impact on the Earth, learning of the large-scale species extinctions caused by climate change, and conversing with classmates about these issues, Kevin was convinced of the importance of the climate movement, especially to young people. “Everyone says that young people are the future,” he argues, “but what what will that future be worth if the youth aren’t doing anything in the present to protect our planet?”
Kevin joined Ignition Green to convince people of the stark reality of climate change, show that youth do have the power and voice to create positive change in their communities, and fight to make a difference for his own city. He hopes that he can foster even more youth involvement in the climate movement through his time with Ignition Green.
Aside from his environmental work, Kevin is part of the debate club, the feminism club, Academic Decathlon, and STEM club at Santee. He enjoys reading avidly during his free time.
Do you want to be part of the Ignition Green family, join our vibrant community, and work together to fight climate change? Contact us about becoming a chapter coordinator or joining Ignition Green HQ today, or join an existing school chapter!
Featured Image: Kevin (second from left) joins LA Mayor Eric Garcetti in a parade for Martin Luther King day.