Daniel R.

National Youth Leadership Council

“As my project has grown, I see a community. I want everyone to come together to save this planet.”

Grade: Freshman in Sherman Oaks, California

History with Roots & Shoots: One year with Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots Group: Earth Magic

Daniel is a freshman in Sherman Oaks, California. This is his first year on the National Youth Leadership Council! Daniel’s favorite Roots & Shoots project is his tree planting campaign. Daniel plants trees for free in his community’s parkways and appreciates the difference he has seen is make.  He’s also passionate about empowering his community to make soil, plant milkweed, and ban RoundUp in public parks. Daniel is a Climate Reality Leader through Al Gore’s training, was awarded a Youth Leadership Scholarship to Bioneers, and named an Environmental Hero by California Safe Schools for creating school gardens and recycling programs.  In his spare time, Daniel loves playing the drums and saxophone, writing, and film making.

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