But for Tyger Stafford, it's not for pleasure. "I am focusing on climate change now," she said. Self-proclaimed "climate crusader" Tyger Stafford is preparing to head to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.
But attempting to realize that goal hasn't been easy. Stafford's parent only had enough money for two tickets, and originally planned to take her little sister Macey instead.
But Tyger was determined to make it to Paris, and her mother, Tarah, says that's when her daughter suggested she could find a way to pay for her own ticket.
To raise the money needed for the flight, Tyger sold homemade dog biscuits and worked as a babysitter.
And after three months, Stafford had collected more than $2,000.
"I think it is probably one of the most accomplished things I have done," she said.
The family plans to head to Paris on Dec. 3, and hopes to participate in the events in any way they can.
Despite her young age, this won't be Stafford's first time at major climate talks
Three years ago she attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio.
"I think that when I went to Rio I did not quite understand everything, so I mean, I think I am going to get more from Paris this year," she said.
And this summer, Tyger shared the stage with actress and activist Jane Fonda at a Greenpeace event.
For as long as she can remember, Tyger has wanted to help save the world from climate change.
"When I get older, and I have kids, I want them to have a nice future," she said.
"I want them to be able to live the life I get to have now."
And maybe she'll get a chance to help them secure that future in Paris.
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