Credo High School in California became the world’s first One Planet School in 2017. Mia Stock-Cummings, a student on the One Planet Leadership team, explains what One Planet Living means to her
One Planet Living has been an incredible outlet for my sustainability passion. My peers and I are able to attend wonderfully inspiring events and conferences, as well as organize and participate in the One Planet Youth Summit. This annual event brings together teens from all over Sonoma County to share their work in achieving One Planet goals and to learn valuable lessons from each other.
This year, I had the honour of being Credo’s Youth Summit presenter and shared my favourite One Planet event. As part of our team’s Countywide Watershed Cleanup day, I visited my younger brother’s class to teach them about the damaging effect trash can have on ecosystems and took them on an adventure to a nearby bike path to pick up trash. Seeing how excited they were to help take care of our planet has fueled my inspiration to bring more awareness to younger children and my peers!
Mia’s story was featured in Bioregional’s Impact Review 2017/18, alongside other inspiring people striving for sustainable change and helping us all move towards One Planet Living.
Check out our short One Planet Living video for more of these stories and examples of impact.
In September 2017, Credo’s One Planet Action Plan was endorsed by Bioregional as demonstrating planetary leadership in One Planet Living.
You can follow along with Credo High School’s One Planet activities on Instagram.