Changemaker Wall

A Changemaker is someone who wants to make change in the world. A Changemaker Statement describes who you are: your strengths, interests, goals, and selected Environmental Challenges. Visit Know Yourself, to write and publish your Changemaker Statement.


Rochester Institute of Technology

I am a creative thinker, problem solver, and passionate advocate for the environment, driven by my love for physical science and the study of our natural world. As I witness the pressing challenges of climate change, I am committed to being a change maker. Armed with my background in Environmental Sustainability, I am determined to contribute my skills and knowledge to a company that not only cares deeply for our ecosystems but also has Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles at its core.

My hands-on approach to work is complemented by my ability to perform hydrological, geological, and air quality tests with precision. I am not just a thinker; I am a doer, a planner, and a creator who thrives in collaborative teams. I am driven to innovate and rethink existing systems, utilizing my analytical and inquisitive nature to drive positive change. My adventurous and enthusiastic spirit extends beyond the workplace, as I enjoy biking, hiking, snowshoeing, rafting, and exploring the natural world. In quieter moments, I find solace in crocheting, baking, and reading.

I am ready to be a catalyst for change, to make a lasting impact on our planet's future, and to be part of a company that shares my values and vision for a sustainable world


soar for youth

We are challenged with a lot of inaccurate data. I am determined to help make the data more trustworthy. I see myself as a intelligent, young scholar who wants to make data more trustworthy and usable. I like working with chemicals, playing music, and sports.


Oceanside High School

As a musician, I am aware of the struggle it is to find specific gear and hardware for particular instruments. I would love to help musicians as a community, cooperate with other musicians, and open a business. Some products I would like to sell that would help the environment are custom drum shells made of recycled wood, and handmade hardware from recycled metals. I would also like to sell things like instruments of big companies and superior quality, merchandise, and unusual/uncommon gear. Every product would be constructed with eco-friendly packaging.



I am someone who is emotional but independent. I like to use my hands when it comes to tending plants or animals. I don't really like to talk my walk because then everyone knows what to expect, I rather walk the walk because then people will be surprised and proud. My hobbies mainly consist of drawing dresses and composing music. Some of the challenges I think the world is facing is when most dress designers cut fabric they just throw the extras away. I feel like I could help the world by reusing the extra fabric and make like quilts or little pillow or sew it together to make designs on dresses or shirts. I could also help by maybe creating a website where people could notify if they have extra fabric they are thinking about throwing away and just ship it to me to reuse.
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soar for youth

I an understanding, independent, observant. I like to do research and like to help and volunteer, and love working by myself. My hobbies are reading books and helping people and caring for others. I want to apply my skill and use them for mental heath resources, and also raise awarness for food sources , since food can effect ur mood and mental heath. And how eating something can boost you self esteem, or help heal in many different ways my future goals is to bring more mental heath resources to lower class community.


west high school

I possess the ability to solve problems, promote ideas, persuade individuals, and organize activities effectively. I'm inclined towards pursuing a career that aligns with my natural talents. Renewable energy and car maintenance appeal to me due to the innate connection I feel with these areas. By honing my skills in areas such as problem-solving and persuasion, I can contribute to initiatives related to sustainable energy and perhaps even consider establishing a business in this domain. This would not only capitalize on my strengths but also lead to positive advancements in fields like renewable energy and car maintenance.

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Carver HSES

I like to work with nature and others. My hobbies include doing activities outdoors, including plants, and working with others. Having these hobbies has helped me narrow down my interest in career paths. I found that I am most compatible with being a landscape architect. In this career I can work to improve my community through nature, work with others in group projects, or creatively improve my community's environment.


Carver Engineering and Sciencer

My passions and goals in life are to help others and be there for others when needed. As a person who has always been quiet and felt like they didn't have a voice or felt like they couldn't express themselves, I feel like it is my job to help people with their struggles and make them feel comfortable. There are a lot of people who struggle in life mentally and physically and I believe that I can be helpful in some way and some form. I'm an introverted, quiet, obedient, athletic, scholar and I believe I can help others around me with my interests. Some jobs that would interest me are Mental Health Counselor, Lawyer, and public relations specialist since in some way I can help people out in life and still enjoy and be happy with my decision. Some hobbies of mine that might contribute to my perfect job is that I love crossword puzzles/board games, solving math problems, meeting new friends, playing sports, dancing for fun, and writing. These may not be the strongest hobbies, but even the less interesting hobbies and not-so-talented ones can do a lot. I love being someone people can rely on and a shoulder for them to lean on so I believe that any of these jobs could be a great fit for me.

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Oceanside High School

I like to think about myself as independent, introspective, observant and enjoy keeping research and valuable information that I’ve acquired in files. Scriptwriting is a hobby of mine and I like to get imaginative and creative and create a world where you can get loose. Although, it’s time to understand that earth-planet earth needs us now more than ever. I want to apply my strengths that I’ve obtained along the way to better help the environment, in terms related to animals, bacteria, farming, agriculture etc. I can help my environment, communities and planet earth around me by using the skills that I know to better the future ahead of me.


Oceanside High School

With all the energy we use on a day to day basis there is significant effect on where it comes from. In the US most still comes from non renewable resources that release CO2. This selection of energy needs to have more choices for renewable sources. If something doesnt change not only will the price for KWH of energy go up but also the temperature and living conditions on earth would get worse from the pollutants released. I would love to help in the realistic side of problems, installing solar panels on roofs to hopefully reduce the need for energy that comes from this like gas and coal. I could help sell designs or solar modules in general to help spread the word of alternate energy sources. I could sell them as an investment rather than a savior to make people feel more justified for buying it as more benefit to them than the community around them. If we brought them into a trend or new house style it could also help boost sales.


Oceanside High School

I am a Thinker, I usually spend most of my time just thinking to myself. A thing I will definitely work on is being persistent with my goals, sometimes I just don't put energy behind my work and I do the minimum that is required so if there is a goal that I for sure I want to complete then I will put 101% effort in it. Some of interest which might be attributes to potential careers is being informed about politics, writing poetry, TV shows and things that make you think for a while. Some hobbies I want to be more involved with are writing poetry, keeping up with the news, practicing with the guitar, learning a new language and going to the gym. I want to improve my knowledge on the world so I can hopefully improve the world with either a friendly face or an important decision maker.


Oceanside high school

Right now our world isn't in the best of conditions we are taking advance of the environment is given to us and while there have been some improvements there is still a long way to go. That's why I'm looking forward to a career in having the ability to create change and improve the world because this is our home. I am more of a hands-on type of person I would like to be able to build something or be doing labs on things the reason why I like the hands-on projects is that it feels rewarding to see all the work you have done in the finished project. That reflects in my hobbies as well I like growing plants and flowers because it is a fun hands-on activity to do and it is so nice to see the outcome of all your hard work, especially plants because you can eat them afterward. While I'm an independent person, I can still be in groups because while I prefer groups there is still that rewarding feeling of being a part of something and being able to not just see your ideas but there. That is why the STEM field is the path for me because math is my favorite subject, like science, and technology, and I know I want to some type of difference in the world, and being in the STEM playing my strength I can make a difference.

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The NEED Project

I'm interested in examining social and environmental challenges and creating solutions. I want to make a difference for future generations by connecting high school students with experts in energy and the environment so that they can become future leaders and influencers! I have had careers in architecture and engineering, public education and administration, and now work with high schools with career pathways.


West High School

I am athletic and curious about the physical world. I am very self confident and I'm an energetic and social/talkative person. I can play sports, convince people to do things my way and lead groups. I like to play sports, meet new friends and attend sport events. I would like a career as a professional basket all player at any level because I've been playing basketball since i was a little kid. Its what I love to do and i play it most of the time throught the day. Its fun and very enjoyable; I like the adversity that I face when i'm playing the sport. A change that I would like to make in the world is for people to eat more healthy and stay in shape. I have to even stay on myself sometimes because I tend to start eating junk food.


Yosemite high school

I am a self-confident, polite, responsible, determined hard worker, and my goal is to make the world a better place by having more energy efficiency and more renewable energy. And be able to help everyone live a better life.
I see myself perusing this goal and I am confident I can make it happen so I can change the world into a better place For my generation and more generations to come.


Templeton High School

I am a very hands on person, who is numerically inclined. I enjoy working with machines, and animals, as well as hunting and fishing/ other outdoor activities. I want to apply my knowledge of the outdoors and textbooks to help keep it clean and safe so that we may preserve it for future generations to enjoy. I want to accomplish this through a career in the future, which is still undecided.


Beyer highschool

We are faced with the biggest challenge of our lives. How to diminish the effects of global warming and climate change. I am determined to solve energy efficiency, And sustainable renewable energy. These challenges are not easy yet I'm going to do the best of my ability to save the planet and not only for our generation but for future generations. I see myself as a confident, independent, motivated High schooler who Wants to solve the environmental crisis by educating people and exploring a variety of ideas to reduce the carbon footprint of those around me. I love working with my hands, fixing things that are broken and racing dirt bikes. This is what keeps me busy and motivated.


Edison High School

I am a creative and enthusiastic person who has a passion for a better future for the world. My goal is to raise awareness of renewable energy solutions in order to protect our environment, reduce pollution, and combat climate change for a sustainable future. I want to apply my skills to the best of my abilities and pursue a career in the solar or electricity field so I can begin to conduct my goal.


Edison High School

I am persuasive, self-assured, responsible, understanding, independent, and sociable. Some of my best traits are the ability to mediate conflicts and work effectively with others. I place a high value on people being able to talk, discuss, and communicate with one another. My main interests include learning more about the environment to make it better, traveling, and playing board games and crossword puzzles. I also love assisting others with their personal issues. I want to put all of my skills to use studying more about solar energy and environmental studies. Investigating all the fascinating ways to aid the world.


The NEED Project

The need for renewable and efficient energy has become increasingly important in recent years, along with the significant effects of ocean pollution. These issues most strongly align with my interests, and I would love to contribute to the solution to these problems. As a student who is passionate about engineering, renewable energy, and computer science, my goal is to help combat these issues through the creation of impactful technology and invention. I also find electric vehicles particularly intriguing, and I hope to explore the industry in the future. I see myself as logical, curious, and ambitious, and I hope to further explore environmental science and energy.