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Casco Bay High School Junior Writes Op-ed Promoting Solar Energy

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“Kids are used to adults not listening to them. They are used to being denied the opportunity to drool over dessert menus, or stay at their friend’s house past 9 p.m. They are used to crafting thorough, passionate arguments in their defense, only to stomp upstairs to their rooms in defeat.

But kids are not always fighting for something as silly as dessert or later curfews. Sometimes they are fighting for something that extends far beyond their own lives: their planet. So listen up. It is time to solarize Portland schools.”

These words, written by Casco Bay High School junior and Siri Pierce, appeared in the February 1 edition of The Press Herald, in its Maine Voices section. Read the entire piece, “Portland students are rising up on behalf of solar energy,” here.