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Taking a pledge against plastic
Young girl hopes to make county greener

by Aldo Nahed

June 17, 2014

Rachel Murray, Hannah Testa and Zachary Querido support a plastic-free future.
CUMMING, Ga. — Hannah Testa's efforts to bring about change continue.

About 80 people attended an event last month at the Post Road Library to watch and discuss the documentary "Plastic Paradise."

Also in attendance at the event were Commissioners Todd Levent and Cindy Jones Mills, Charles Orgon, chief executive officer of Greening Forward, and Kevin Smith of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful.

The event was an interactive experience with a Skype conversation with Angela Sun, who produced the documentary.

Testa, 11, a Kelly Mill Elementary student, says she wants to bring awareness to anyone who will listen about plastic pollution and its impact on the environment.

Some in the audience told her they had taken the pledge to be more conscious about their plastic waste, and others said she had changed their life.

Testa says changing behavior to eliminate single-use plastics from everyday use is quite easy with a few shifts in behavior.

"I may be only one person with one voice, but together we can make a wave to help our beautiful world," she said.

Testa will give a presentation of the movie at the Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road in Cumming on Sunday, July 27.

To learn more about this initiative, go to Facebook and search hannah4change.

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