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This Six Year Old Entrepreneur Wants to Save The Planet

Six-year-old Henry Marr from Washington in the United States first captured the world’s hearts after he went on a tearful rant about the environment, but now he’s taking action!

The pint-sized environmentalist caught our attention a couple of weeks ago when his mother uploaded a video to Facebook which has amassed over 17.5 million views to date.

He tearfully spoke about how “The planet is going to be wrecked” and “People are just being rude to it. They throw trash on the ground, they cut down trees, they make forests into places, into roads.”

But the young eco-warrior has decided that he’s not going to sit back and watch the planet “get wrecked” anymore, he’s going to step up and do something about it.

Entrepreneurial Instinct

Henry, with help from his mum, has set up a Facebook page Henry the Emotional Environmentalist and is writing a book to help raise awareness of environmental issues.

In an interview with KOMO News he (perhaps with a little bit of help from his mum) also demonstrated a sound entrepreneurial instinct, showing off his illustrated book ‘Enjoy The Planet But Don’t Wreck It’.

Henry is also brainstorming ideas with his friends on how they can all take action. He’s even teamed up with a clothing line to create Henry’s Planet Police, selling clothes that raise money for local environmental organisations.

Tearful Talk

Henry doesn’t take kindly to people wrecking the planet. In his famous rant, he said: “They are just being so bad. I could just call them dumb people, or maybe even a bad word … the S word.”

The emotional plea came after Henry watched a video at school about pollution and found himself seriously worried about the impact humans are having on the planet.

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