“I have seen the impact of climate change on my community members, such as extreme heat and lack of trees in urban, more low-income, majority POC areas in South Phoenix. Most people think of climate change as this distant, abstract concept that melts down glaciers in the Arctic, but I’ve seen the issue directly impact my community and others around it, so I chose to get involved.
“Extreme heat, lack of water, the use of solar energy, and fracking are all huge issues on the Arizona state legislature’s plate right now. Solar energy is the one I care about the most, as Arizona is so capable of using solar energy, but big energy companies are dis-incentivising consumers from using solar, and in turn promoting fossil fuels. I aim to promote the use of solar power in my community and others around it.”