My name is TLO™ . I am 9 years old and I am in the fourth grade. I like to spend time with horses, my parents, my cat and my half time chicken. Whenever I don’t have my chicken, Bridgette, she is next door with her sisters. I also like to do gymnastics. I have been doing gymnastics since I was 3 1/2. I hope I will grow up to be an Olympic Horse Rider. I also hope that Chevron stops polluting.
I want to make the world a better place; I want to save trees and to only have electric cars and solar panels. I’m concerned about the environment because our planet is damaged. Our world is becoming damaged because Oil companies are ripping the oil out of the ground and not cleaning it back up. I’ve seen before and after pictures of the tar sands being ripped out of the ground and then what it looks like afterwards. I think the animals that lived there probably died because they lost their habitat, food, shade and water. The entire forest is nowhere to be seen.
I am concerned about the environment because it can effect the world, it can hurt the animals if they cannot cope with the changes. My generation may not be able to live with the changes.
I did a presentation for my class. I showed them three pictures. One is a before and after picture of where they mine for Tar Sands. The second one is a pipeline with oil spilling out into the lake and the final picture is a backyard filled with oil. I felt it was important to show this presentation to my class so they can tell their parents about it and help with the problem. Some of my friends comments were, "Wow, I can't believe they are doing that!" and "You're not telling tall tales, are you?" Some questions were, "Are they really doing that?" I answered, "Yes, they really are." I had a classmate whose parents voted for Romney and she was even like, "What!, I am sooo telling my parents!"
"I enjoyed the ride, I never rode 12 miles before. I think I did pretty good for the first time. I like the idea of Bike The Math because Chevron is polluting. I watched a video yesterday (ChevronToxico) and Chevron said that the oily water was full of vitamins of minerals, but here are some facts: it can cause cancer, death, severe illnesses causing amputation, and birth defects. Thank you for inviting us, Sven."Before the ride my dad thought it would be important for me to learn about what Chevron did to make sure I thought it was important. I agreed that it was very important to stop Chevron from polluting the earth and water and hurting the people who drink it. ChevronToxico is a very descriptive video because it has a lot of facts and proof that Chevron is polluting. When I was watching the video I got sick to my stomach and I didn’t want to eat anything because the oil made people sick, then I felt sick too. I feel sad, upset and scared when I think about the woman with the amputated leg, the little girl with 1 blind eye and a little boy with 2 fingers stuck together. I was very surprised that my parents let me watch the video because it was very disturbing, but I think they let me watch it because they wanted me to know exactly what Chevron was doing and how it could hurt people.
President Obama Visits
I enjoy protesting because we see friends and get our point across. I was at the Palo Alto event to see President Barack Obama go by but the police officers would not let him get close enough for him to see our signs. I felt very frustrated that he could not see my sign. It was a little note for him telling him to make the right decision on the XL Pipeline. "No!"
When I get older I plan to help global warming stop because it will affect my generation and the ones after that. One of my friends said she took a one hour shower the night before so I told her not to take that long of a shower so she wouldn't waste water. Not wasting things is very important to me because if you don't need to use it you should save it.
I went to Google Protest to stop Google from fundraising for Senator Inhofe who is against science, and Google who is literally all computer science, that makes no sense to me.
While I was there I got interviewed by a Mother Jones magazine reporter. When I realized I was going to get interviewed I got very nervous because I had no clue if I would be able to answer the questions, but it turned out the questions were pretty easy. Here is the link to the interview:
Maya, 9, on why she's protesting here at the Google campus: http://t.co/...— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Maya, 9, dad Glenn, and her neighbor Eileen. "We like Google as long as they don't fund Inhofe," says Maya. pic.twitter.com/rwQKnXwu5R— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Richmond Bike The Math
I want to make the world a better place. Help me save the world.
Thank you dad for letting me use your pictures, and mom for typing everything in for me. It would never be done today if it wasn't for my mom and dad.
And thank you Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse for inviting me into the Hummingbird's Blogathon.