My life in the Roaring Fork Valley had been all about being outside and experiencing new things in my own back yard. Being a part of the Glenwood Spring Bike team and the Sunlight Skimo team had made me realize that we have such a beautiful home and to see it slowly going away is so sad. Recently something that has affected me very much is that we have not been getting nearly as much snow as we used to. Without the snow, many people can find it hard to go outside and play and be with family due to the weather. Also, without as much snow we will be at a higher risk of fires in the summer and fall. I really care about the environment and any creature that lives here because I believe that they were here first and they are sharing their home with us. which means we have to do our part to protect and save the planet because there is only one.