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Elementary Student Challenges KFC To Stop Destroying The Forests

Elementary Student Challenges KFC To Stop Destroying The Forests

Adults rarely consult with children on matters of politics or policy, because we assume that these issues are too complicated for their developing minds.

Or maybe it’s because we don’t want to face the beautiful simplicity of the solutions that would be obvious to them.

Check out this awesome animated video of a compelling message written earlier this year by 4th grader and environmental activist, Cole urging KFC to stop needlessly destroying our wetland forests for fast food packaging

His message motivated over 6,000 children to sign postcards to KFC, which Cole and his friends delivered to KFC executives this spring.

Learn more about Cole’s quest to save North Carolina’s forests here and here, and then sign the Care2 member petition to show KFC that you stand behind Cole’s demands.

We stand with 4th-grader Cole Rasenberger: KFC, use recycled packaging!
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5:29AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Hopefully he will not lose his enthusiasm in the years to come.

3:32AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

That is a good idea.

adults should see what children do and think about themselves.

6:09PM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

proud to say i have NEVER eaten at a KFC scum joint. never will. disgusting places, you ought to see the way they make the, er, "food". not to even go into how the animals are killed, chickens kicked and scalded alive......

5:34AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Excellent work!!!

I truly believe though the only way to protect rainforest now is to fence it off. Mad i know but if these companies are not destroying the forest for their packaging, it would be for palm oil, if not that it would be for cattle ranching - oh my God there is no other way than to keep them out.

4:07PM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

who says kinds can't make a difference?

3:57PM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

....and the children will lead you home........

Go kids !!!

11:32AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Nice work kid. All fast food should use recycleble products that are recycled.

9:32AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

good job Cole

12:09AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Good job to the 6000 kids fighting for what's right!

9:17PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

... I wish I had thought of this. :)

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