Candyce shares her high school internship experience

My name is Candyce with a “Y,” and I’m 14 years old. This week I’m doing my ninth grade internship in Avignon. Kizeo’s marketing team made me work on motion design, photography and now copywriting.

The Kizeo team asked me to answer the following question:  What is ecology?

For me, ecology has become a polysemic word (I learned this word with them. They have a chalkboard where they write a word every week). Ecology has several meanings, on the one hand, the scientific one which means studying living beings in their ecosystems and environments. And on the other hand, the one we use today to talk about environmental protection. In other words, how to protect our planet from the climate crisis.

Ecology is important. It is about our future and the future of all living things on this planet. We are all impacted by global warming, regardless of our age or origin. I think global warming is something normal. The earth and the sun are not immortal, but we are speeding up the process with all our machines and all our technology. The factory itself is convenient, but it’s very polluting and it speeds up the warming process. It’s all these little things that we think are nothing that cause global warming.

The solutions evoked by our high school intern

The truth is, I think, we can’t really do without the factories. They’re far too important to us, even though it would be nice if we knew how to get rid of them, but it would be very complicated…

If we can’t all do a minimum, it’s just that we are all selfish! Afterwards it will surely be those same people who will come and say:

  • “If I had known I would have done something”.

Those who have tried will not be able to blame themselves, they will say to themselves that at least they have done their maximum.

I would like to start with everyone taking care of our homeland. We could all sort it out because it’s a small gesture, but still many people don’t do it. Why don’t we think differently and avoid:

  • taking the car for short trips
  • to buy useless things
  • to produce waste in businesses

…and the evident conclusion for Candyce:

Many small everyday things cumulatively could make a little bit of difference.

We, alone, cannot change the world, and it is not by waiting for others to do their best that we will take care of our earth!

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