Omar Kamal is a student at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada and Secretary of the Reed High Eco Warriors. After winning $3000 in the 2012 GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit and two hard years of further fund-raising and negotiating with their school district, last week the Eco Warriors finally unveiled their school's first Hydration Station, a water bottle refilling station, complete with chiller and cool blue light that lights up while you're filling up. Congrats to all Eco Warriors, past and present!
On the evening of Thursday, December 12th, we aimed to do something different - and we succeeded.
An intergenerational mix of over 40 people gathered at the Civitas School of Leadership in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We shared ideas across a spectrum of topics: Waste/Resource Management, Energy, Art Activism, Plastic Pollution, and Health/Food Deserts.
Coloradans knew that they had to stand up to Xcel and they had to do it fast. ACE’s partners, Vote Solar, Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), and Sierra Club, among others organized a petition to defend net metering in Colorado and show Xcel the support that solar energy has. They also organized a rally set for December 11th to deliver the petition signatures to Xcel’s Colorado headquarters.
Picture this. Your family is all gathered around the fireplace after a long and joyous evening of food, board games, and snowball fights. Your cousin Marcus mentions seeing a picture of your club’s eco-fashion show on Facebook. He then tells everyone that climate change is a hoax.