Are you a high school student or teacher interested in sustainability?
Join the EarthTeam Youth Coalition’s Student Global Warming Campaign! Monthly meetings are bringing teens together from around the Bay Area to talk sustainability, engage with local sustainability leaders and organizations, and make positive change. The next meeting is this coming Sunday, December 3rd, and will feature DriveNeutral from San Francisco.
EarthTeam’s website explains: “Student leaders will hear guest speakers, participate in action projects, and brainstorm together to create a Global Warming Campaign within their schools and communities. The Campaign will culminate with a student-directed special project for Earth Month 2007.”
The Berkeley-based EarthTeam held its first Youth Coalition meeting last month. Over thirty student environmental leaders came from high schools in San Francisco, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Moraga, and Orinda. Guest presenters Nile Malloy and Levana Saxon from Rainforest Action Network led a visioning activity and spoke about RAN’s Jumpstart Ford campaign, Energy Action’s Campus Climate Challenge, and Oakland's effort to be oil independent by 2020. EarthTeam is the place to be for teen sustainability organizing in the Bay Area!
Students pieced together the pillars of an oil-based economy and organized into working groups to discuss the auto industry, transportation, corporate power, and energy. Students developed short-term action items ready for implementation at school or with an environmental club.
EarthTeam’s next meeting will be Sunday, December 3rd from 2-4pm at the Central Berkeley Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room. RSVP to Program Director Faith Gong by this Thursday, November 30th. The Central Berkeley Public Library (2090 Kittredge at corner of Shattuck) is one block away from the downtown Berkeley BART station.
Also check out the “The Green”, a monthly environmental newsletter written by and for teens. Included in the November issue, the striking picture above was photographed by EarthTeam member Kevin Shen of Irvington High School in Fremont.