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Meet our 2018 Youth Steering Committee!

Meet our 2018 Youth Steering Committee! The team works hard to create space for youth in the environmental movement by hosting educational workshops, volunteer events, and an annual “Green Space” youth forum. We also seek out outreach and collaboration opportunities in order to add a youth voice to existing campaigns. Our youth steering committee is the

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Trick or Trash?

Forget about goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the real scary monsters out there this Halloween are candy wrappers, pop cans, cigarette butts and more. Last year, most spooky shoreline litter finds were single-use food & beverage items and smoking related trash, eek! These are some terrifying numbers, but there is no reason to be afraid. Get some friends together to organize a shoreline cleanup

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In Peru, this young activist is sparking a movement for climate justice

Majandra Rodriguez Acha was 19 when her country erupted in protests over Amazonian oil. The year was 2009, and Peru’s president had just opened the jungle to oil development, ensuring the displacement of thousands of indigenous people. Enraged by the violent clashes she saw on television, Acha attended a protest on her own. The police

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Teen activism moves Minneapolis suburb to pass climate initiative

Officials in a Minneapolis suburb adopted an aggressive greenhouse-gas-reduction policy last month that was brought forth by a group of local high schoolers who are part of a national climate change movement. Drafted by iMatter, a national youth-led group, the resolution aims for net-zero emissions by 2040 in St. Louis Park, a suburb immediately west of Minneapolis

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