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My old playground


My name is Alex. I’m 12 years old and from Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. I want to tell you about a pond my friends and I always used to play at all day. One day my friend and I went there to go play and catch some tadpoles, but when we got there there were tractors everywhere. I went home to tell my dad and he said, “The town’s mayor has sold the property to another company, and they’re going to build a lot of houses and turn it in to an intersection.”

When he told me that, I felt really sad for all the animals that are going to have no homes and all the wildlife that will get destroyed. I want to do something so bad, but my older sibling says that even if I tried to do something they're just going to tear it all down anyway. That’s so sad isn’t it?

Love: Alex, one of the people who loves the earth and all that’s on it.