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Eastchester 4th grader on a mission to save insects, reduce pollutionPosted: Updated:
A young crusader is on a mission to save the planet, and she's offering up some small changes to make a big difference.
Eastchester fourth grader Anusha Vaish is passionate about saving the insect population and reducing plastic waste. She's not shy about her beliefs -- speaking at local events, to Girl Scouts and even at a Westchester County Legislature meeting.
Vaish says it all started after doing a project in second grade where she learned that 40% of insects are on the decline. She's now made it her mission to spread awareness on how to minimize harm to insects and stop pollution.
"The change will happen from you, so it will start spreading bigger and bigger. So you can start in your own town, and then your town will spread it to other towns and then the town will send it to the state, and the country, and then the world," says Vaish.
Vaish has created two websites with information on how to help save insects and recycle plastic.