Young Entrepreneurs Target Global Warming
Civic Efforts for Global Environmental Change: Profiling Step It Up
Global Warming After Gore
I used these articles as research for my essay on the demographics of global warming. I found them very interesting!
Also, here is an article that represents the opposing view.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Young Entrepreneurs Target Global Warming
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Hey Everyone! I am so so sorry for not writing the past few weeks. I haven't forgotten about the blog! School just takes up a lot of my time now.
Speaking of school I talked to my headmaster last week about starting an environmental club at my school and she approved!! I'm going to organize the first meeting within the next two weeks and I'll let you know what we're up to. There's a lot of students that are interested and I think it's going to be really great.
I'll do my best to write more!!
Posted by Pretty In Green at 8:14 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Here are the details from the International Youth Conference on the Environment in Kyoto :) (See previous entry Conference in Japan).
In their presentation Anthony and Leah apologized on the behalf the United States for being the world's largest contributor to the issue of global warming. Following this apology they went into detail about what we can do to help and what is already being done. Their presentation and also those of students from Germany, China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, France, Italy, Croatia and Ukraine were observed by quite the audience! There were students from all the countries listed above, TV reporters, Horikawa High School, Murasakino High School, family members and Kyoto officials! Anthony said that they were all very impressed by the presentations from all the students. Some of the points that other presenters brought up were using bikes for transportation, converting sludge into energy, building environmental centers and raising awareness in the classroom.
Anthony was part of a group that stayed at Horikawa High School during the day and tested the rain water and air of various cities. They even built their own machine to test rainwater! (More details on that later.)
While in Japan Anthony stayed with a Japanese host family which he says was one of his favorite parts.
"It was an awesome experience and also a wonderful opportunity to listen to each country's problems and how they want to fix it and most of all meeting new people. I have so many new friends now and I hope to go back and visit sometime in the future."
I wish I could've gone with them but I'm glad that I at least got to help out!
Here is one of Leah's pictures of all the students who presented from the nine different countries, some students from Murasakino High School, and some teachers.
Click to enlarge!
I circled Leah and Mr. Abbott :) I met with them and Anthony when I gave them advice on the presentation. Unfortunately Anthony is not in this picture . . . I'll update this entry as soon as I get more!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday was my Project Hot Seat event! I went with my boyfriend Vinny, my good friend Noel and two great people that I met through the Project Hot Seat website named Audrey and Fabio. Audrey even brought her son. :) We met around 10:30AM and arrived at Michael Capuano's office right at 11. Michael Capuano was busy (as I had expected) so I asked to speak to a staff person. The woman at the front desk said that we wouldn't be able to do that either. She seemed to be in an awful mood. We handed over the lobby packet and signed his constituent book but that was all we could do for the day. Audrey is planning to make an appointment for us to go back and speak to Michael Capuano himself. :) The event didn't go quite as well as we had hoped but it was my first time doing anything like this so I think it was a good start!
When we go back for "Take 2" I hope to bring a lot more people!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I apologize for the lack of entries this past week. I'm currently gathering information for future posts! One of my neighbors is going to convert his car to electric and I get to help! Expect a post about that soon! Also, I still owe you the interview with my friend Anthony who went to Kyoto this August. (See entry: Conference in Japan).
My Project Hot Seat event is coming up! I've recruited five Greenpeace volunteers and I'm going to bring some of my friends as well. It's still not too late for you to sign up! I'll take lots of pictures and write about the meeting next week!
Thank you for your patience and expect a lot of new entries soon. :)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
"Consume less, share more" is a saying I like to go by. Every year teenagers spend hundreds of dollars buying back to school clothes but now there's a cheaper and more earth-friendly way to achieve a new wardrobe! Swishing is when you swap your (gently worn) clothes with friends!
"When the swishing officially began, we were allowed to grab anything that we wanted. Just imagine. Free clothes. And jewelry. And shoes. To take away forever. . . I left wearing a whole new outfit and a huge smile." -Anna Shepard, The Times
(quoted by Swishing.org)
Who would've thought that hand-me-downs would ever be cool?
You may not realize it . . . but constantly buying new clothes creates quite an issue for the environment.
New clothes means:
-more waste in landfills
-more energy used during production
-using up more resources
Take a look in your closet and I'm sure you'll find tons of clothes that you never wear, that don't fit, or that just aren't your style. Even if you don't care for them anymore, someone else might! Put them in a box and tell your friends to do the same. When you have enough people involved, hold a swishing party and exchange clothes! "One's trash is another's treasure!" :)
For more information visit Swishing.org.