The Cupertino Sustainability Commission is excited to announce the winners of the Sustainability Essay Contest! By many measures, today’s young students will grow up in an era of constraints and challenges caused by sustainability issues. Examples of sustainability issues include climate change, necessity of climate-change adaptation, and new devices to reduce or eliminate further environmental degradation (such as electric cars, more recycling, protection of key habitats, eating less meat, and encouraging individuals to modify their habits) . Cupertino Union School District students in grades 6, 7, and 8 were invited to express their concerns and ideas regarding sustainability problems in Cupertino. The Sustainability Commission selected one winner per grade to receive a monetary award of up to $100.
- Janani Karthik - Grade 6, Essay titled: “How You Can Stop Climate Change By Altering Your Eating Habits”
- Mela Lin – Grade 7, Essay Titled: “How Can We Change Our Habits to Lead to a More Sustainable Environment?”
- Iris Chou – Grade 8, Essay Titled: “Our Environment”
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