Astrid Tilton

Astrid Tilton, a senior at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, will study environmental policy. In 11th grade, Astrid worked with Noli Taylor (2007 Vision Fellow), Program Leader of Island Grown Schools, and State Representative Tim Madden to writing legislation to create Massachusetts Farm to School Month. She organized the first annual farm to school day, an opportunity for students, teachers, farmers and advocacy groups Massachusetts to gather at the Statehouse and show legislators the value of connecting students to the source of their food. This past year, Astrid worked with Vineyard Conservation Society on an initiative to ban plastic bags in each island town. Astrid is also a photographer who makes photographs with a purpose. One series documented the construction of the solar field at the Vineyard Haven landfill.  She won a gold key from the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her photograph portfolio.

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