TheCramm Award!

TheCramm Award!

 

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for TheCramm Award by Gracie from A Light in The Darkness!  TheCramm is an amazing website that aims to make current news and events understandable and entertaining for youth.  I absolutely LOVE the daily email newsletter, so if you haven’t already, go subscribe!

Thank you so much for the nomination, Gracie!  I’ve never actually taken part in a blog award before, but I’ll try my best to do this right 🙂

So here are the rules of the award:

  1. Include a bit about who created this award (with a link to the website)
  2. Mention the person who nominated you
  3. Share three things that motivate you to blog
  4. Share three people who inspire you to blog
  5. Share one thing you hope to do to improve the world
  6. Answer your challenge question
  7. Nominate 10+ bloggers and give them a cool challenge question

Three things that motivate me to blog:

  1. The past.  If I were living just 100 years ago, I wouldn’t even have been allowed to vote.  I am so fortunate to live in the modern day, where my voice can be heard despite my gender.  I am proud to be a girl, and using my voice is my duty to the women of the past, who fought against all odds to use their own voices.
  2. The present.  We’re at a crucial juncture in the fight against climate change.   This is another reason that I’m fortunate to live in this day and age – right now, we still have a chance to make things right.  It’s my responsibility to do my part!
  3. The future.  I want to grow up in a world that is safe and livable.  I want my future children and grandchildren to have that chance as well.  So whenever I have writer’s block or can’t find that motivation to write a blog post, I remember that climate change is real, and it WILL affect me.  As a citizen of this earth, I need to help fight for the future.

Three people who inspire me to blog:

Wow, where do I start?  I guess my top three would have to be:

  1. My family.  That is, my parents and my sister.  My parents were the ones who gave me the idea to start a blog; in fact, it was my mom’s idea to name it Asha for the World (my name means hope, so my blog is actually Hope for the World).  Also, my sister is always there to critique my posts and my blog design, and give me feedback and ideas.  I couldn’t do any of this without them! <3
  2. My friends and teachers.  Even when my blog views are flatlining, I can always count on my friends and teachers to read my blog and learn from my articles.  They always encourage me to keep writing, and I think of them every time I hit “publish”!  Thank you!
  3. Other empowered youth.  My first inspiration for taking action against climate change was the story of Craig Kielburger.  When he was just 12 years old, he started Free The Children after reading about Iqbal Masih, a young Pakistani boy who was killed after raising awareness of child slavery.  Craig’s story encouraged me to my own climate change club at the age of 11, which eventually evolved into my blog.  Since then, I have met and learned from so many other young people who are standing up for the environment, and they inspire me every day!  Individuals and groups such as the EduTOX Team, Pollution Probe, and the Sandbox Project, as well as everyone at the Planet In Focus Roundtable, remind me that I am not alone in my efforts.  They always empower me to keep blogging and sharing my voice!

One thing I hope to do to improve the world:

The whole purpose of my blog is to teach other youth about the environment, and inspire them to make a difference in their own communities.  I hope that by blogging, as well as pursuing my other passions such as public speaking and filmmaking, I can inspire young people to preserve the environment.  Someday, I hope to see a world where we no longer have to fear for the well-being of future generations!

Challenge Question!

Gracie’s challenge question for me was, If you could team up with someone to create a movement for change, who would it be, why would it be them and what would your movement focus on?”

The truth is, I couldn’t pick any one person.  Indeed, the events of this past year have proven just that!  There is such a huge network of amazing, inspiring youth working to preserve our environment, so there’s no way that I could choose just one person!  Instead, I would want to create a worldwide team of young eco-warriors, so that we could  spread our environmental message throughout the globe.  We could be more than youth, and more than environmentalists.  We could be changemakers.

Maybe someday, I’ll make this dream come true.

Nominate 10 other bloggers:

This part was a little problematic.  I don’t know a lot of other bloggers, and many of the bloggers that I do know have already been nominated for TheCramm award!

Unfortunately, I could only come up with 7 bloggers!  But feel free to nominate yourself for the award if you wish!

And now, the challenge question!  Drum roll please!

“What is your biggest dream in life?  Where do you hope to see yourself in 5, 10, or 15 years?”

Thanks again for the nomination, Gracie!

-Asha M.

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