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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Honorable Mention #8

Take a peak at budding environmentalist Shealan's essay below. Shealan's essay received an Honorable Mention from our judges in our Student Essay Contest.

I made a promise to myself at the beginning of the school year that I wouldn’t drive to school all year long.  And so far, so good.  Every day I bundle up for the cold, rainy weather.  If it’s rainy, I walk so I can hold an umbrella.  If it’s cloudy, I ride my bike, and if it’s sunny, I ride my scooter.  When I walk I think about all the animals being killed by the pollution.  It makes me feel sad.  If everybody would walk or ride then this earth would last a lot longer and there would be more plants and animals. 

Shealan van Butler, Grade 3, Beverly Cleary School