Meet Our Ambassadors: Mara Muse
By KCI Youth Ambassador Mara Muse
My name is Mara Muse and I am a new ambassador for KCI! I am a freshman at Kennebunk High School and am passionate about taking care of our environment. I love being outside and being active. I have grown up enjoying the trails at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Smith preserve, surfing here in Maine and in Central America, and skiing in the mountains. I am a runner, surfer, skier, mountain biker, and lacrosse player. I want to help protect the Earth so that future generations can enjoy being outside as much as I do. I have loved exploring nature since day one. Growing up, my family would hike, surf, run, and travel together. I spend a lot of time outside and in nature, and I want to give back to the Earth for all that it has given me.
“We have the power to change this. We can help the Earth. I want to convince people to do their part to stop climate change, to do all of the little things that seem like they don’t matter. Because the truth is, every little thing matters.”
As a KCI ambassador, I want to help people understand our climate emergency and how they can take action to stop it. I especially want to inspire kids my age to take action. We are the next generation of climate activists and the future of the Earth relies on us. Each of us have our own battles that we are fighting and things that we are busy with, and it can be hard to acknowledge climate change when we all live in our own bubbles. The effects of Climate change can be hard to notice on a daily basis, and it’s easy to not acknowledge the problem. As an ambassador for KCI my job is to help people acknowledge our climate emergency and make change.
One of the biggest things that made me notice our problem is the lack of snow we are getting here in Maine as years pass by. Throughout the winter, Maine has not gotten nearly as much snow as we usually do. This past January, my backyard was still green, there was no snow. Normally, January in Maine is full of snow to enjoy. It’s not just Maine that’s struggling, there are severe weather events happening throughout the world. At the Dallas airport in Texas on February 16th, it was -2 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature recorded in 72 years. We can’t ignore the fact that these extreme weather patterns are directly correlated to climate change.
We have the power to change this. We can help the Earth. I want to convince people to do their part to stop climate change, to do all of the little things that seem like they don’t matter. Because the truth is, every little thing matters. I want to learn as much as possible about climate change and what we can do to protect our planet. We are in this together. Together we can save the Earth.