Can kids save the world?
The kids who founded GreenMyParents sure think so!
This youth-led movement is officially launching on Earth Day with a plan to inspire peers, parents and millions of American families to go green.
In the process, they aim to save $100 Million by this time next year. How? It will start with 100 "youth champions." Each of them plans to recruit 100 more kids, then train them to promote easy, everyday steps that protect the environment and save money, too, at least $100 per family. It’s hoped each of those kids will recruit another 100, and another 100, and another 100, until tens of thousands or even millions are involved.
The program kicks off April 22 at 1 p.m. EST with a youth-led webinar via The National Wildlife Federation's SchoolTube.com, plus the downloadable publication of the Green Your Parents book.
But don't wait until then to learn more about the amazing kids behind this initiative. They include:
• Adora Svitak, a 12-year-old who is a published author and was the youngest speaker at the TED 2010 conference.
• Jordan Howard, 17, a senior at Environmental Charter High in LA, Green Ambassador Youth leader, and prolific speaker and blogger who inspires at her blog jordaninspires.com;
• Alec Loorz, a 14-year-old who founded Kids Against Global Warming as a 12-year-old. He is the youngest trained presenter with The Climate Project.
• Ally Maize, who three years ago, as a 15-year-old started the Green Youth Movement and
• Erin Schrode, a freshman at Columbia University and founder of Teens Turning Green
Said Adora at the TED conference recently, “We kids still dream about perfection. Our audacity to imagine helps push the boundaries of reality.” Adora, could you deliver that message to members of Congress, please?!!!
Though GreenMyParents begins on Earth Day, it doesn’t end there. The group’s organizers plan to run the program for at least a year with the hopes of creating chapters in every school in America.
Here’s how you can learn more or get on their mailing list.