ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Over the years, adults have led the conversation of taking better care of the environment. Municipalities voted to ban the use of plastic straws, encourage composting, and some cities improved their recycling programs.  

Lately, children have joined the environmental conversation. Miles Fetherston-Resch, of St. Petersburg, is one of those kids.

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When you first speak with Miles, you’ll find that he is a typical 7-year-old kid who enjoys hanging out with his friends and a hearty bowl of ice cream. You’ll also find out that he’s passionate about keeping our oceans clean.

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Kids Saving Oceans

When Miles is not doing homework or other kid things, he’s out and about cleaning up beaches and lakes. He is also in the midst of raising money through his business, Kids Saving Oceans. He sells hats, t-shirts, stickers and reusable straws. Miles donates those proceeds to organizations committed to cleaning up the environment and keeping our oceans clean.

His plan is to raise $1 million by the time he’s 18-years-old. To date, Miles has raised nearly $6,000 and hopes to close out the year with $9,000.

To keep track of Miles and his million-dollar mission, visit his website.

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