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Creative message

Joy Cranker, left, and her daughter Summer Cranker, of Saranac Lake, pose Monday with creations they made out of newspaper to win the Enterprise’s Newspaper Creative Contest. (Enterprise photo — Catherine Moore)

Time is running out. If we don’t act now on stopping the damage to our planet, it is predicted we will witness disastrous results soon. But don’t despair; there is hope, and there are solutions. The movement is strong, as the youth of the world displayed this week.

A local example inspired by the climate change movement were the winners of our Newspaper Creative Contest the Enterprise did in celebration of our 125th year.

Shown with their creative sculptures are Joy Cranker and her daughter Summer Cranker of Saranac Lake.

Joy explains the newspaper is spreading the news about the environment being threatened. The Earth she made out of newspaper mache shows flames spouting out of the top; she called it “House on Fire,” representing our planet as our home.

Summer was inventive with her working sculpture called “Speak for the Flowers.” It is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book “The Lorax.” It is interactive; you can put marbles in the top, and they roll through the course to the bottom. It is currently on display in our office lobby.

We’d like to encourage young leaders in the North Country to share their voices on the Enterprise Opinion page. Engage our readers by submitting writing, photos, and even poems. Submit them to Managing Editor Peter Crowley at pcrowley@adirondackdailyenterprise.com, or drop them off at our office at 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake, or mail it to Opinion page, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

We remind both young and old that the smallest of gestures can accumulate into a wave of change to make the world a better place.

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