The Future is Ms. is an ongoing series of news reports by young feminists. This series is made possible by a grant from SayItForward.org in support of teen journalists and the series editor, Katina Paron.
Green shirts. Green headbands. Green posters.
The group of high school students standing up in the auditorium catches the eyes of the few adults scattered around in the public hearing on solar panel installation in Fairfax County, Va.
One after another, students took to the microphone and voiced their mission—going green.
In the middle, leading those passionate environmental activists stood Wendy Gao, president of Solar on the Schools.
Those testimonials and others throughout 2018, led to Gao and her group successfully lobbying for solar panels as renewable energy sources in Fairfax County Public Schools.