Our Creative Response to the 7th Goal:

Affordable and Clean Energy

Fiction in response to Affordable and Clean Energy 
July 2018
Poem in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

The solar panel is the gladdest morning person and the ultimate go-getter; its deepest instinct is to soak up the world on sight. It squirrels away each glint and gleam, eager in the face of eternal radiation...

Standing outside, in the sun’s glare.

Deep breath in, lungs fill with air

So crisp and cool, refreshingly clean.

All around, no pollution to be seen.

By Ilana Arougheti
By Kelsey Cashman
Nonfiction in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

Everybody needs electricity. It turns on lights, keeps the fridge cool, runs central heating for warmth, runs the stove and oven, and lots of other things we all need. But before you plug in your computer, where does all that energy come from?

By Grace Muresan
Poem in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

Burning and burning

Every day

Until Earth is spent

The air is thick...

By Karen Wu
Nonfiction in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

What is Energy?

Energy is defined as the ability to do work, to make things happen, and to cause changes. There is energy in everything, and we need energy to do everything...

By Grace Muresan
Nonfiction in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

In a time where our society is progressing at such a fast rate, it is critical to consider the level of innovation in the rest of the world. Indeed, something as straightforward to you and me as flicking a light switch before bed is not as simple for others...

By Amrita Bhasin
Fiction in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

I left the lights on while we were away. Not a big deal, we thought.

Jamie left the tap running while he brushed his teeth. It doesn’t matter, we figured. Mom forgot to turn off the gas. The house didn’t burn down, so we were fine, we guessed...

By Grace Muresan
Poem in response to Affordable and Clean Energy
July 2018

Click.

Before you can even blink,

the lights flicker

on, illuminating your room

By Caroline Sun

2018 Actions in Spotlight

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