Sunday, September 26, 2010

Young Voices on Climate Change

 If you're like me, you're always looking for great resources.  Well, here is a super site of environmental gems! 
Called "Young Voices on Climate Change:  Youth Solutions to the Global Warming Crisis" this series of short films was produced & directed by author (and illustrator!) Lynne Cherry.  

You might know of Lynne Cherry from long list of books including  The Great Kapok Tree, A River Ran Wild, and How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming.  The best part about the films too, is that in addition to their tips to reduce your carbon footprints (at home, schools, and beyond), there's the "young voices" part.  Nothing inspires youth to take action other than seeing young people who are taking action!!

Some of the films include:

Team Marine (students from Santa Monica High School work to ban plastic bags.)

Girls Scouts (who deliver CFL door-to-door with the help of the Sierra Club)

Kids -vs- Global Warming (a 12 year old takes action!)

Anya:  Citizen Science in Siberia (with the help of a scientist, Anya teachers her pals about global warming)

Plant for the Planet (a 9 yr old works to plant 500,000 trees in Germany!)

Green Ambassadors (Take a look at life at Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, CA)

Dreaming in Green (see how kids in a FL school saved $53,000 on their energy bill)
To check out these films and find out more, click the title above or go to

Don't forget to check out the Teacher links at

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