By Daniel Beauregard
Courtney Scott, a 17-year-old soon-to-be senior at Tucker High School, was browsing the internet when a link popped up that she felt compelled to click on.
The link Scott had stumbled upon was to apply for a 2011 student grant through Planet Connect, an online social network where high school students can learn about environmental issues, funding opportunities, green colleges and environmental careers.
“You had to give them an application and then a plan and where you were going to spend the money,” Scott said.
Scott, who lives in Stone Mountain, wanted to do something that would spread awareness of environmental conservation and also improve the surroundings in her community, so she proposed to plant 1,000 trees over four months.