A new rule has just took effect last month...its called the "New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule". Well the purpose of this is to reduce the tons of carbon and heat-trapping gases being released by all of our factories. This rule will effect 1,200 factories, excluding the agriculture sites which were excused from this rule by a directive from Congress...
It's winter! It’s been snowing all over the country! It’s cold! Does this mean that climate change isn’t happening?? mm, no.
Although that’s what a lot of skeptics would like people to think. As Jon Stewart said last week, “These snow storms still do bring joy to two types of people: Children… and global warming deniers.” ...
This is a guest blog entry by Veronica Yates, a senior at Union Mine High School in El Dorado, CA and the president of her school's Environmental Club and ACE Action Team.
The Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN) at Boston Latin School (BLS) is doing one of the coolest projects I've seen yet! They're installing a sweet green roof on their school, plus they're working with teachers in the area to develop curriculum + share the project with students around Boston.
I got to interview the students to learn more about how they're doing the project:
I'm so inspired by the bus tour that our partner organizations, Repower America and the Hip Hop Caucus, are kicking off on the East Coast. You can follow them throughout their journey, read more on their blog, and catch photos through flickr. Check out their awesome events if they're in a town near you!
Check out this video of an awesome Conservation Song written by high school student, Julie Blum! Read about how she started the Energy Conservation Program at her local elementary school, middle school, AND high school. Julie is a student at Westbrook High in Westbrook, CT.
Conservation Song by Julie Blum:
I just returned from The Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The students there are rockin' the Green Cup Challenge, doing some awesome projects. They have a garden, are composting, and are changing their eating habits to eat more local foods in the cafeteria. Their sustainability team is collecting plastic bottles thrown away to educate their peers about waste.
I just returned from an awesome trip to Maine where I met some incredible students!
The youth of Maine are awake to the risks of climate change and they are on the move: transforming their schools and deepening their understanding of the solutions to take on the next set of challenges!
Check out some of what students are doing:
--Students at Cheverus High School in Portland are thinking of ways to expand their Outing Club to include more environmental education and service projects. They're also starting a Green Team to do composting on campus.
ACE in LA has partnered with a super cool organization bent on improving our communities and planting lots of little carbon sinks throughout the city. LA Guerrilla Gardening will be running a seed bomb workshop during our March 6th student leader training so get your application in and let the fun begin!