So many high school students love to write poetry and I think it is wonderful to provide a vehicle through which to showcase their work. Writing down thoughts and feelings is a way to express what's inside and very healthy!Claiming international leadership in green technologies, Germany is also the largest biodiesel producer and consumer within the European Union. Yet a large share of the biodiesel feedstock is imported palm oil from intensive plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia that have replaced vast areas of forest and peatland, thus creating enormous carbon debts that will need several decades to repay through the production of ‘clean energy’ (Fargione 2013). ‘Resource Grabbing in the Food, Water and Energy Security Nexus: Discourses, Practices and Impacts.’ International Conference “Sustainability in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus”, Bonn, Germany, 19-. What the Experts Say about the Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development. Should we encourage the expansion of biofuels for climate change mitigation, even when it may enhance deforestation and compromise food security in the Global South?Should we promote international carbon trade, when this runs the risk of turning ecosystem services into tradable commodities? ‘Will oil palm’s homecoming spell doom for Africa’s great apes?I can't tell you how excited this year's students were to submit their work.When we presented our poems at our Author's Tea, the parents were very pleased.Click to download Andreas Neef, University of Auckland, New Zealand For decades, environmentalists have successfully claimed the moral high ground.From Rachel Carson’s seminal work ‘Silent Spring’ which exposed the dramatic impacts of the indiscriminate use of pesticides on the environment in the early 1960s, to the anti-nuclear movement in Germany in the 1970s and 80s and the Amazon rainforest conservation campaigns of the 1990s, environmentalists always appeared to fight for the right cause – preserving the integrity of our planet for the benefit of future generations.It has proven to be a self-esteem booster for my students and stirs a sense of energy I have found hard to generate from regular instruction in the classroom.My students have found a purpose for writing, and I have you to thank for creating such an opportunity. Knowing that their poems will be published has given these students a feeling of success.