Proposal to Fix Forest Hills

Essay by i8cookiemonstrJunior High, 9th grade June 2007

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Forest Hills is a neighborhood located in Queens, New York. It was founded in 1906. Forest Hills offers a mixture of both city and suburban life bringing natural culture and great quality. Forest Hills is a mix of middle to upper-class residents. There are beautiful single and multi family homes developed in the 1920s through the 1940s. There is great diversity, consisting of Asians, Hispanics, Bukharians, and many more ethnicities; walking through the street you can hear a variety of different languages being spoken. Forest Hills also has a very low crime rate and is one of the safest neighborhoods in Queens. Forest Hills is a great neighborhood but there is always room for change.

I believe that Forest Hills needs to help with the environment. The Earth is our only home and we need to treat it well. One way to do this is to use hybrid cars. Hybrid cars offer drivers an innovative, efficient, and affordable option.

A hybrid car features a small fuel-efficient gas engine combined with an electric motor that assists the engine when accelerating. The electric motor is powered by batteries that recharge automatically while you drive. Motor vehicles are one of the major sources of air pollution, using hybrid cars instead of using the average car run by fuel can greatly help the environment; they would be releasing far less CO2. There are over 9,958 cars available in Forest Hills, most likely not many of those are hybrid.

How can we persuade more people to use hybrid cars though? We take it one step at a time. We can propose a high tax credit for those people who live in Forest Hills who own a hybrid car. People can now save money on gas and taxes, while making the environmentally friendly choice. Yes, there...