Francisca Negrón Cruz, 75, and Yandiel O. Román Villafañe, 15
Utuado, Puerto Rico

“What is happening in the world is because we aren’t taking care of the environment now. We are worried about many things happening in society and the world, but we aren’t caring for our surroundings, dealing with everything that damages the air, the water, the land. The hope for younger people depends on what we all do now. One example is that we all learn and gain the ability to recycle because, if not, the environment will be too damaged for when they are older. The consequences will be irreversible if we don’t act right now.”
Yasmín Porrata Morán, GPJ Puerto Rico