What This Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Does With a Banana Could Change the World.
By Michael Harrell
An Istanbul teenager is trying to save the world with a banana. Meet Elif Bilgin, who – when she learned how many oil-derived plastics are thrown away as garbage, leaking into the oceans and lasting forever – thought another material would be a good idea. What material? A banana. Genius scientist, environmentalist icon…or sixteen-year-old girl? All of the above.
Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.