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Tabitha - Cook Islands

Red Cross' office administrator by day, eco-warrior by night, and on the weekends ...

 ... during most of the free time she gets really, 21-year-old Tabitha is determined to raise awareness of climate issues.

She runs workshops for kids and at first was puzzled about how to explain complex issues to a very young audience. “So, I explained to the students that there are things that ‘hurt’ the environment and things that ‘hug’ the environment,” she says.

“Simple acts that can be applied to our everyday lives could make all the difference, like having shorter showers, using biodegradable products, and cutting out single-use plastic, planting a tree, cycling to work twice a week or starting a worm farm.” Tabitha says it’s super rewarding and if she can advocate to protect our planet then anyone can.

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