Earth action hero: Katrina Moberg
More time outdoors and less screen time is a good thing for Katrina Moberg. The Jefferson High School senior believes paying attention to nature is important. Her mission of protecting and preserving the environment drives a lot of what she does at home and at school.
“I want to make a positive impact on the environment,” she said. “It’s kind of a cliche, but we only have one planet.”
As a longtime proponent of recycling, Moberg is an advocate for minimizing waste and disposing of it in the best way possible. She and her family participate in the City of Bloomington’s organics
“It’s so easy to compost and recycle,” she said. “So why not do it? It’s a lot easier than you might think.”
At her high school, she co-founded the student group Earth Corps. In one project, Earth Corps added composting containers to collect paper towels in school bathrooms. In another project, Moberg distributes bags to classrooms to collect compost discarded during a monthly doughnut and coffee sale. Other sustainable initiatives and activities include:
- Sunday Fun Day events which are outdoors and socially distanced.
- Virtual challenges for students to make Instagram videos to show how they are doing sustainable things at home.
- Environmental Racism Book Club to discuss racial inequities and sustainability.
- Youth Climate Justice Summit at the State Capitol to meet other sustainability supporters and state representatives.
Moberg’s work with sustainability is just beginning. She plans to study environmental engineering at college. From her unyielding passion for the environment and success with Earth Corps, there’s no limit to what she can achieve.
To learn more and sign up for the City organics drop-off program, visit blm.mn/organics or call 952-563-8760.