Finding that personal connection to the winters I love turned the choice to do something into a moral obligation to advocate for the town and the whole planet. If you look at the big picture, every person has that obligation to do something; we share the same planet.
Green LYFE has big plans to collaborate on statewide campaigns and promote sustainable living across the country. Our first goal is to send a clear message to our local legislators. We need our elected leaders and private sector companies like to STEP UP and protect both PEOPLE and the PLANET from FURTHER HARM. The facts must be heard over the lies that are spread by those whose priority is their own wealth rather than the well-being of our planet.
I wanted to know what was being done to stop mercury pollution! I reached out to my local bay authorities, the NOAA, the USGS, and Save the Bay. All I got were a few “sure, yeah mercury… problems…” and “don’t worry about it kid.” It wasn’t a very satisfying answer and it wasn’t encouraging either
For the past couple months, I have been taking classes at my local learning center in preparation for the SAT. The center isn’t far from my house but due to recent weather I’ve been having my mom give me a ride home from class. Last week however, she was late, so I made myself comfortable […]
It’s so important for the young people of our nation to have their voices heard. I came out of that day feeling empowered and confident that I had been a part of real change. Too often high school students don’t realize the power they have as citizens, if only we all took an active role in our communities, the potential to make a difference would be enormous.
Don’t stick me in a blender and ‘green wash’ it. Don’t tell me you are fighting for the land I stand on or the water I drink or the air I breathe if you choose to purge ‘climate justice’ from your lips at the fear of being too “radical.” Radical. raging. exclusive? Who is being […]
This story was reprinted from the Green Schools Alliance student blog. When Ms. Sills walked up to the podium to inaugurate Global Issues Network conference in Monterrey, Mexico, and declare that it was the best place to be in the planet, I suddenly started feeling nostalgic, remembering that she said the exact same thing in […]
Through education, organizations like the Alliance for Climate Education are effectively combating the greatest enemy to solving the climate crisis: ignorance. And once we are armed with knowledge, young people have the passion, the energy, and the power to shape our future.
Our generation has power. Our generation has influence. Encouraging students’ early recognition of these truths through education will, in the end, save us all.
Think about the impact this would have on children everywhere if we could start more environmental education programs like ClimateLEAP. They have such a lasting impact and are very valuable. I think that in order to make a change in our world, we need to spread the word. Make it known, so that people can understand and do something about it. I have experienced the impact that an environmental program has on me, and it is life changing.