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Green Ways

Put your environmental consciousness to work. Think of ways your school could be greener, and talk to your principal about putting your ideas to work. Or find creative ways to recycle shoes, tires and other things to keep them out of landfills. You could also teach kids about natural resources in your area and how to protect them.

See how these honorees helped the environment
  • Yiyi "Jessica" Li 

    Jessica formed an energy-conservation and recycling team that saved her school $20,000 a month in electrical costs, launched several innovative recycling initiatives, and promoted environmental awareness at local events.

  • Jonah Holland

    Jonah led his 4-H club in raising money to purchase reusable shopping bags that local merchants can use to cut down on the number of plastic bags that end up in landfills.

  • Audrey Worthing

    Audrey serves as one of the first junior volunteers at the National Audubon Society's Rowe Sanctuary in south-central Nebraska, where she helps preserve and educate others about an ecosystem that's a major roosting site for the majestic Sandhill Crane. 

  • Katherine Prior 

    Katherine monitors the water quality in a nearby creek for Oklahoma Blue Thumb - a division of the state conservation commission - and educates other young people and her community about how their actions affect the waterway. 

Additional Resources

Student Conservation Association
The Sierra Club
The Nature Conservacy