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Erin Schrode
Erin Schrode is a young ecoRenaissance woman. As the “face of the new green generation,” the co-founder and spokeswoman of Turning Green promotes global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices. After working in disaster response in Haiti, she founded and launched The Schoolbag, a youth education project to provide materials for students in need, as well as initiate active citizenry and environmental stewardship.

“The sustainability prodigy” shares her knowledge as an eco expert on television and the radio, in books, newspapers, magazines, websites, podcasts, and her own ecoRenaissance blog blog and twitter feed. A“juggernaut in the non profit and green world,” Erin is US Ambassador to One Young World and speaks frequently, serves on panels, hosts events, shows, conferences, summits, and videos to raise public awareness about environmental and social responsibility for individuals, schools, and communities. The twenty-year-old is currently studying abroad in her third year at NYU. Find out more about Erin...

Entries by Erin Schrode

The "Other" Hemp

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 1:42 PM

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" hemp, I informed them, was what I was there to speak about.


I just spent six weeks on the...

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Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 2:57 PM

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born, a world-changing organization improving the lives of millions through innovative, collaborative sustainability solutions in the built and natural environment. Cameron Sinclair is the founding and leading...

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Millennials Are Turning Green

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:50 AM

Your opinions, values and ideas are relevant. Your voice can become a movement and launch a revolution. Your actions can change the present and future of our world.

What if we dared to believe that? As a collective, could we affect the positive change our world so desperately needs?

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Want to Live Green? Try #PGC2012!

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 8:19 AM

For years, my friends have asked me: Erin, how can I go green? Where do I begin? Project Green Challenge is my answer: thirty simple steps to take your life from conventional to conscious. This is the most exciting and robust initiative in the seven-plus year history of...

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Bottom Line? Cory Booker Has Got It!

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 11:22 AM

My world changed on November 4, 2008 -- but not for the reason you may think. I sat alongside my mother in our living room, watching television coverage of Obama's historic presidential victory. I ate homemade cookie dough out of the mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, as there clearly...

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The Schoolbag Haiti

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 9:56 PM

The Schoolbag is a success. 14,189 students now have the school supplies necessary to pursue an education. I cannot describe the abundant joy it brings me to write those words. My little idea came to life.

But how did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian...

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Me & Mr. Jobs

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 8:26 AM

It's so surreal.

At age 20, I don't remember a world without Steve Jobs.

He did not merely change my world, he defined everything with which I was raised.

I learned to type on a big ol' glorious chunky Apple computer in kindergarten - and I was hooked.

Steve Jobs...

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