The Act Now Environmental Activism Conference on June 6th was that choreographed movement of high school aged youth and adults coming together, all moving to the beat of a future that swag surfs on ocean-tide power.
Zero dollars. That was the budget for the environmental club at Manlius Pebble Hill School of Syracuse, New York. At first, it seemed like students' ability to change things was similar to the size of their budget--but soon, they found a creative (and no-cost) way to make a big difference.
I know that all of my climate friendly actions will lead to a brighter future. I have pride in knowing that I tried as hard as I could to mitigate and adapt to climate change and spread this universal cause with everyone around me.
It’s not often that a school district has $1 million to put towards improvements for school sustainability. It’s even less often that the students themselves get to choose what the money gets used for. But that was the case in the Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) 2nd annual Project Green contest.