Elementary school children urge KFC to stop cutting down forests (video)
With 6,000 hand-drawn postcards, four elementary school kids travel from Charlotte, North Carolina to Louisville, Kentucky (350 miles) to urge KFC to use recycled paper and stop endangering forests on North Carolina’s coast.
Lead by 10-year-old forest activist, Cole Rasenberger, the group delivered the postcards to executives at KFC.
“I had a second grade project to be an environmental activist,” Rasenberger explains. “I found that the forests in North Carolina are being cut down and animals are being endangered and so I did [work to get] McDonald’s to change and they switched to 100% post-consumer recycled bags. Now I am doing KFC.”
Watch the video to see how it turns out!
KFC sources its paper packaging, including the bucket, from companies that are destroying endangered forests along the North Carolina coast, according to Dogwood Alliance, an NGO devoted to protecting forests in the southern US.
For more information on Cole Rasenberger: Meet The South’s Coolest 8 Year Old .