Hello everyone! My name is Edison Li, a rising junior from Great Neck South High School on Long Island, New York.
Creatures, the cradle of life, and the only planet yet capable of sustaining human lives––all of which we hold responsibilities to preserve. In the long river of history, countless creatures have reproduced, following the biological cycle, to form the vitalized world that we live in today. Us, as humans, are the intruders upon nature. But now, our high intelligence have guided us to the position of the guardian, or perhaps the destroyers of this universe.
Millions of years ago, the Earth was a beautiful and resourceful planet, home to various types of abundant natural resources. These natural resources then provided humans with an excellent living environment. Yet...we were ruthless in our actions, neglecting the care of our planet––the only place we could call home. Us humans began to improve our living standards with technological developments, thoughtlessly draining the natural resources to quench our insatiable greed. The chronic exploitation of resources has rendered acres forests destroyed, left thousands of waterbodies polluted, and our precious wild neighbors slaughtered. In fact, some alarming facts that we should all be aware of are: around 80,000 acres of tropical rainforests disappear every day, 17-167 species become extinct every month, and 1.2 trillion tons of untreated wastewater are dumped into US waters every year. These are shocking numbers urging us to take ACTION! We should now exhaust our resources wisely and dedicate ourselves to the improvement of our home's beauty.
I have long yearned an opportunity to help save our environment and wildlife suffering at human hands. Thus, upon witnessing news of recruitment from this well-established, credible, and extremely educational and informative organization, I readily applied to join as the Co-director of Finance. Working this position, I will be utilizing my strength in communication and promotion to assist the Leaders in Wildlife Conservation team with all fundraising efforts. I will be working my best to manage the organization's budget and funds.
It is genuinely a great honor and pleasure for me to be able to serve Leader of Wildlife Conservation. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to join your sacred mission of protecting our threatened Planet Earth and all its natural inhabitants, as well as ourselves, for the future. I hope that our collective effort will elongate the world's future by encouraging widespread awareness, activism, and––most importantly––action, beginning with ourselves.
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