I was given this information and unable to disperse it in a timely manner so I apologize. It’s an important message that needs to be shared so please check out the below listed sites. Thanks to Janelle Sorensen, Senior Editor and Outreach Director, for Healthy Child Healthy World this information was able to reach our readers.
The kids listed below are working hard to change our world and give us hope for the future. Beyond the individual efforts and successes that these five youths have displayed they have now joined forces with several other talented youth to start “Green My Parents,” a youth-led movement to save $100 Million for American families by teaching kids how their families can save $100 by going green. Parents had better oblige or they may find themselves receiving poor grades in the follow-up report card (you don’t want to get an ‘F’ from a child, now do you?)
Adora Svitak, a 12-year-old who is a published author and was the youngest speaker at the TED 2010 conference.
Erin Schrode, a freshman at Columbia University and founder of
One example of the Green My Parents movement is a simple household detoxification – i.e. reducing the use of conventional cleaning products and replacing them with safer, cheaper alternatives like baking soda and vinegar.
Not only is detoxifying your house an important thing to do for your health and wallet it’s also an important thing to do for your kids. Did you know that many of the cleaning products typically used in schools are toxic and contribute to poor indoor air quality, cancer, asthma, and other diseases? How can we expect our kids to behave brilliantly if they’re going to school in buildings that make them sick?
Support healthier learning environments by raising awareness about National Healthy Schools Day this year’s focus is on using certified green cleaning products which help reduce pollutants in indoor air. What can you do? Take this opportunity to start a local school group that will work together creating healthier environments for students and staff.