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Education & Action
Climate Awareness Garden Workshops
The Climate Awareness Garden project is a hands-on environmental education effort designed to raise awareness and understanding of the connection between food and climate through development and maintenance of a square foot garden. The key themes of the project are the positive impact eating locally, eating a plant-based diet, and wasting less food can have on our climate by reducing pollution. Please join us for any or all of our workshops, and sign up here. November 4 Kick off meeting – orientation, tour the garden & winterize January 6 - Understanding Food Transportation & Eating Seasonally March 2 Getting ready for spring – square foot gardening basics, selecting plants, planning the plots and rotational planting, encouraging growth and health naturally May 4 Encouraging growth – pollinators and compost; First harvest – why plant-based matters; Natural pest management July 6 The science of climate and food August 3 The science of…readmore
Become a Green Team Leader!
What is a Green Team Leader? Someone who cares about protecting planet Earth. You want to help the plants, animals and people that live here. What does it mean to Get Your Green On? Green Team Leaders take what they learn about being green and protecting our earth, and get loud about it! They share facts and tips with friends, family, teachers and anyone who will listen. They speak up! How do I become a Green Team Leader? It’s easy! Make a promise to get loud about something that will help our planet. For example: • Remind your parents to bring reusable grocery bags • Tell your friends to stop using plastic water bottles • Educate others about where our drinking water source It’s up to you! Tell us what you are getting loud about here. BECOME A GREEN TEAM LEADER BY CLICKING HERE To learn more about our environmental…readmore
2020 Youth Climate Summit
Residents Forward is organizing their second Youth Climate Summit on Long Island to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders. The Summit is open to 100 students grades 8-12. While the Summit is free to students, each seat has a $200 value which has been generously paid for by our sponsors. (Click here to sponsor the Youth Climate Summit). In return, students are asked to give ten hours of volunteer work towards a group Climate Action Project within a year’s time. Click here to fill out an application. Robert Klee, a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will open the Summit. Klee’s address “Searching for a new deal on climate? Look to the states.” will cover our timeline for reversing the effects of climate change and the concept of scaling up tools that have been…readmore