Maya's Story :
Hi my name is Maya Powell.
I am in grade 11 and currently taking the YLS (Youth Leadership and Sustainability). My dream at the moment is to have the world reduce the consumption of one use plastics. I have started the process by encouraging my family and friends to think about plastic usage in the foods they buy. For example; instead of buying peaches at grocery store in an enclosed plastic container, buy the peaches at the market where they will dump the peaches into a reusable bag.
One day I would love to buy a farm where I can have a huge garden full of fruits and vegetables and chickens. I want to learning how to using the canning process to store some of the produce for the winter. This would be more sustainable for the environment.
When I am older I would like to give children who are need of a home a home by becoming a foster parent. I know this will not be easy, but they deserve a chance.