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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

School's out!

So school is finally out for summer. You are now free to sleep past 8:00, have sleepovers in the middle of the week and hang out by the pool with your ipod. While in school it can be really hard to find time to do extra curricular activities. Now that you have so much time you don't know what to do with, check out these youth environmental clubs. Kids all over the world have joined these groups to meet cool people, have thrilling and rewarding experiences and to make a real impact. As the good man Gandhi once said: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Roots & Shoots
– Roots & Shoots offers wonderful opportunities to join in and get involved. Roots & Shoots teams make positive change happen for their communities, for animals and for the environment through projects, special events and global campaigns. It is a youth–driven network of 8,000 groups in 100 countries guided by the priciples and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist, environmentalist and humanitarian. "Her firm belief that young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world, is at the very heart of our program."

Global Kids – Their mission: "To transform urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences." This group is based in New York City, and their online programs have reached millions of youth in over 100 countries.

Green Guerillas
– "uses a unique mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups and coalitions, engage youth, paint colorful murals, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens." They are located in New York City and their members are all ages and from all walks of life.

Teens for Planet Earth
– Is an online resource for teens to learn more about the environment and conservation, and to guide them through the process of taking action or starting an environmental club in their own community.

The Jason Project – is "A nonprofit subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, JASON connects young students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science."

If you have a group of club of your own that you'd like to share, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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