Start A Petition

ACTIVISM: How a 12-Year-Old's Letter Saved An Entire Forest

Environment  (tags: activists, divest from fuel companies movement, student activism, environment, energy, ecosystems, nature, pollution, protection, world, politics, conservation, trees, environment, ecosystems, conservation )

- 1894 days ago -
What did you do today to protect the planet's remaining wild places?

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Gvapo T (22)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:04 am
Bravo Olivia
we need to protect the forest and plant a lot of new trees
thanks cal

Gvapo T (22)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:04 am
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Cal because you have done so within the last day.

Alice C (1797)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:47 am
Thanks Cal ~ shared

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:36 am
Olivia Peters are my new hero......well done, you go girl !

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:34 am
Respect!!! Thank you for posting Cal.

Christeen A (371)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:43 am
Kudos to Olivia. Thank you so very much. Please help save the trees.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:00 am
Olivia is an inspiration for us all.
You can save trees right here on Care2 by using butterfly rewards to buy cement to buy a cooking stove. That should save trees being cut down for years.

Gene J (290)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:06 am
“Some trees in the forest are nearly 100 years old and it’s not right to be cutting these trees down,” Olivia wrote. “A lot of Surrey has no more forests, and I think we really need to protect areas where there are still some left.”

And a little child shall lead them. Around the world, children of this generation ARE already making a difference, a big difference, perhaps when their generation comes to full power, they will hold onto their ideals and truly save this world. They could. I think they may.

pam w (139)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:05 am
OLIVIA ROCKS! Her parents must be so very proud of her....I certainly am!

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:35 am
Many blessings of the best for an important action. Thanks for sharing.

Ben O (154)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:40 am
Way to go, Olivia!

Victoria Chapman (53)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:41 am
Wonderful to see that common sense is not lost on the young. Way to go Olivia! Never lose sight of what truly matters.

Jo S (619)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:53 am
Olivia you are a wonder, with a great future ahead of you. We need alot of young people like Olivia because this world of our's needs alot of protection! The younger they start the better it is for all!
Noted, Thanks Cal.

Anna M (18)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:01 am
Olivia is a shining example of the only hope our planet has, people that won't let greed and short-term ambition destroy our planet

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:29 am
If everyone wrote a letter like Olivia they would have to listen If everyone does what Ireland is doing on national tree day this year and planting a million trees we would start to put some of the lost forest back on the planet


S S (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:39 am
Thank you.

lee e (114)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:03 pm
I'm so glad the planet has an Olivia to thank! Also that her action paid off, to encourage her to become a pioneer of the youth for environment -- the fight will become harder as the years go on, and she will no doubt be a mentor for her generation!

S S (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thank you.

Jason S (50)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:26 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:29 am
Thanks, but I hardly think a 12 year old wrote the letter, for example "Today, I am pleading with you to really think about what is best for Surrey and to reconsider your decision." Glad it was successful anyway.

. (0)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:46 pm
To an open audience, children are generally listened to.

Natalie S (13)
Monday April 15, 2013, 6:43 am
It's easy to fall into the trap of saying "What difference can I make?" However, this article goes to show that even one lone voice is enough to overturn stupid decisions if people in top postions are really keen on protecting the environment. Thanks for this article and the encouragement we all get from reading it!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6:13 am
awesome!!! thanks Cal, noted

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:24 am
Inspiring ..Noted!
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Environment

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.