Over 100,000 Teens Expected to Green Their Schools
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School spirit will be going green this spring. Teen not-for-profit. DoSomething.org and HP today announced a new campaign to challenge teens to find new and innovative ways to conserve energy and reduce waste in their schools.The “Increase Your Green” campaign encourages teens nationwide to “green” their schools by developing creative plans to engage their classmates and address environmental issues at school. In addition to traditional green projects, such as recycling programs and community gardens, DoSomething.org is encouraging teens to explore ways to use technology to go green.“DoSomething.org believes that teens can lead right now! We’re not selling them a rubber bracelet or special t-shirt. We want kids to take real steps to impact the issues they care about,” said Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org. Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent and 92.3 NOW FM in New York and chairman of TeenNick, joined forces with DoSomething.org to shoot a public service announcement (PSA) for the campaign.“The environment is all over the headlines and at the top of everyone’s mind. It’s important for teens to know that their actions locally make a huge difference on this global issue,” said Cannon. His PSA can be viewed at www.IncreaseYourGreen.org. Read the entire article here.