Five years later, in many ways, I can say that I have "grown up" with Earth Force. In these past years, I have learned far more than five lessons about changemaking, but I would like to share some of these ideas.
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Innovations such as Saving Seafood and Plastics Police really give more power to the consumer to make choices that will ultimately protect our world fisheries by keeping plastics out of our waterways.
Is there something you don't know how to do? Learn it. Is there something you fear? Overcome it. Is there something you see wrong in this world? Fix it.
We are going to have to find a way to live on this planet so that every person is treated with equal rights, respect and dignity. Otherwise, discussions on environmental sustainability are futile.
Do you think you can make a difference with $2? If not, think again! John McLaughlin is a Los Angeles senior and he is putting his $2 to work every day.
The Young Environmentalists Network is a youth-led network that provides a support group for any young leader who wishes to take their environmental efforts to the next level.
Many of us fail to recognize that we can all be heroes. Youth such as Sean and Xiuhtezcatl took what they had and made a positive difference with it, thereby epitomizing a hero.
I only hope that stories of how AmeriCorps has impacted young people, like me as a student, will inspire decision-makers to continue supporting these programs.
What happens when common problems can be solved through creative, out-of-the-box solutions? Umbrellas become high-end clothing. Sport shoes are turned into new sporting equipment.
Greening Forward, the organization I started, offers inspiration to teens wanting to make a difference in sustainable agriculture, transportation, waste, and energy issues in their communities.
Three years ago -- while still in middle school -- Charles Orgbon III founded an environmental advocacy group called Greening Forward.
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