Lee—creator of the superhero
a preteen on a mission: To get big fast food chains
“The packages you see
behind me came from 10 popular restaurants that many
people eat at,” he says, in
one of two homemade videos,
standing in front of a wall of garbage. “And did you
know they didn’t recycle?!” he shouts.
Sen. John Kerry
(D-Ma., 2004 prez candidate) today met with
a young man he calls the "environmental
ambassador" to children around the world.
Jonathan Lee, 10, created a
pro-environmental cartoon character named:
"Go Green Man," Kerry says in a press
mission is to protect 'Greenville,' but he
also fights for clean water, renewable
energy, wildlife, forests, and of course --
close to Kerry's heart -- stopping global
warming and curbing pollution.
"I couldn't be more
proud of Jonathan," said Kerry. "In order
for us to really have a chance at tackling
this problem, we need more than just
grown-ups on board.
is special because he delivers it as a peer
to a new generation of environmentalists,
and there's nothing more powerful than that.
Every child makes the world a little
brighter, but I commend Jonathan for saving
the world in his own way -- one superhero
adventure at a time."
In a release, Kerry
says Jonathan is an environmental ambassador
for children around the world for telling
kids to turn off lights when they aren't
being used and switch to high efficiency
light bulbs. -- Christina Bellantoni, Capitol Hill
correspondent, The Washington Times
-- Christina Bellantoni, Capitol Hill
correspondent, The Washington Time
Kerry is a fan of GoGreen
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and other lawmakers yesterday
met with the creator of GoGreen Man, the latest superhero from a neighborhood
GoGreen Man was created by Jonathan Lee, a fourth-grader from Ridgeland, Miss.,
who wanted to do something fun to help clean up the environment.
Jonathan and his parents wrote a short book on GoGreen Man, complete with
superhero villains such as Dr. Pollution.
Though his arch-nemesis is putting up quite a fight, our superhero is confident.
“I think kids can learn about it because I wrote it from a kid’s point of view,”
Kerry agrees. “We’ve been fighting this battle for a long time,” he said, “but I
think if he gets more people enlisted in his army, then that’s how you win.”
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Twelve-year-old Jonathan Lee—creator
of the superhero
a preteen on a mission: To get big
fast food chains to recycle.
packages you see behind me came from
10 popular restaurants that many
people eat at,” he says, in
one of two
standing in front of a wall of
garbage. “And did you know they
didn’t recycle?!” he shouts.
his case up the government ladder.
So far, the enthusiastic Lee has
spoken with Senators Amy Klobuchar
(D-MN), Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX)
and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) about his
issue with fast food waste. And just
last week, he posted a video on
asking Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid whether he would support a
national fast food recycling
The role of
advocate isn’t new for Lee; he’s
been fighting for the environment
since he watched a show about global
warming when he was 10. He uses
GoGreenMan—and the superhero’s
unending fight against Dr.
Pollution—to get his peers
interested in the cause.