Trees

Dare to

Dream Green

Grace Comerford

My Mission

I want to share what I know about the environment and inspire climate action along with hope for a better future. By spreading information and positivity, I hope I can inspire other teens to make a difference and to help make a better world for us to live in. This blog was made to inspire change and action. It will keep you updated on what is happening in the environmental world, and what you can do to help!

— Grace Comerford

About Grace

I have had a passion for the environment for as long as I can remember. A moment that particularly sparked my interest was when I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in California when I was 8 years old.

Since then, I have been trying to do everything I can do to make a difference for animals and the environment. I have gone to Washington D.C. to speak to officials about the importance of the environment to teens everywhere. I advocated for environmental bills in my senator’s office.

Recently, I have been striving to get my voice heard and find an outlet where I can spread my knowledge to other interested teens. That is why I created my podcast Dream Green and a blog. ​

Going forward, I want this blog to inspire others and spread ideas on how to help the environment! I also hope to be trying new things and starting cool projects to help inspire, educate, and raise awareness for the environment!

“It’s great to see young Americans, like Grace sharing thoughts on issues important to them.”

— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

Accomplishments

  • Creator of Dream Green podcast and blog
  • Featured in the Chicago Tribune for meeting with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin’s staff to discuss environmental legislation
  • Author of Power of Purple at 10 years old
  • Author of A Talent for Kindness
  • Author of Don’t Let Us Disappear
  • Volunteered with Alligators, Monkeys, Snakes, Exotic Birds, Horses, and other farm animals
  • Featured in The Northwest Herald in 6th grade for kindness
  • Wrote former President Barack Obama and he replied
  • Advocating for a learning center for the largest bird rookery in the Midwest
  • Intern with largest conservation trust in her area
“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

— Jane Goodall