Good Sports: WATER CONSERVATION HERO
Shreya Ramachandran, a 14-year-old from Fremont, California, was recently named a winner of the 2018 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which celebrates inspiring, public-spirited youths who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Shreya and 14 other top winners each received $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.
Shreya founded The Grey Water Project (www.thegreywaterproject.org), a nonprofit that promotes the safe reuse of grey water—the gently used water from household sinks, showers, and laundry—and water conservation as a way to address drought.
“I’ve learned that even though I am young, I can make a positive impact in my community,” Shreya said. “If I want to change something, I have to go out and make that difference instead of waiting for someone to do it for me.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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