Beyond Aerospace: Boeing works to improve local communities through environmental programs was published on April 12, 2023 on the Boeing website
Giving students a voice: One of the students learning about environmental sustainability through EarthGen is 14-year-old EarthGen Youth Fellow, Jwan Magsoosi. Boeing invited Jwan to ride a Zamboni across the rainwater rink during intermission at the Kraken game. The purpose was to put a spotlight on EarthGen’s important work with the next generation of environmental leaders.
“I had to leave my home country of Iraq,” said Jwan, whose family moved to the U.S. when she was 5. “There were a lot of climate related issues going on in the country and I’ve seen a lot of people struggling. And I recognize right now, even in Washington, people are still struggling when it comes to climate change and climate justice. So that was a passion of mine. And when I saw that EarthGen had an internship I thought maybe that would be perfect for me!”
Jwan says she learned about something called “climate grief,” which is a sense helplessness or anxiety over climate change-related losses.