Rebekah Isack, a senior at Lincoln-Way East high school in south suburban Chicago, doesn't think "green" is a fad and over the past couple years has taken big steps to support forest and wild lands conservation across America.
This article in the Frankfort Station, Rebekah's hometown paper, takes a look at her recent journeys, future plans and writings on roadless forests and conservation.
"My most significant moments of great emotional growth typically occur in nature," Isack wrote. "I used to think of it as a curious coincidence, but then I experienced a moment so profound that it convinced me wholeheartedly that my fate and that of nature are permanently intertwined.
Be sure to take a look at the full article and an essay Rebekah wrote about her experiences.