1 in 4 American teens are taking action in their communities.

THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WALK, BIKE, OR

TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

In the US, over 30% of carbon dioxide emissions come from transportation, mostly cars and trucks.
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DON'T

LITTER

Trash tossed carelessly outside often washes into storm drains, which empty into rivers and streams that eventually flow to the oceans.
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PICK A CAUSE AND

VOLUNTEER

There are so many inspiring organizations to volunteer with that it should be easy to find one that resonates with a cause you’re passionate about.
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DONATE

YOUR THINGS

For unwanted items that are still useable, donating helps others and reduces waste.
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JOIN AN

ORGANIZATION

There are many empowering community organizations that respond to community needs while building and teaching new skills.
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SHOP

LOCAL

Supporting local businesses provides jobs, reduces transportation costs and carbon emissions.
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NEWS

KEY RESOURCES

Billion Oysters Project

BOP, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children…

Plant for the Planet

Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa in 30 years, Felix formulated his vision: Children could plant one million trees in every country on earth and thereby offset CO2 emissions all…

Sustainable Oceans Alliance

The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is a youth-led organization that empowers Millennials to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our oceans. With education, resources and collaborative opportunities, we aim to inspire Millennials to…

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Plant a tree

Trees help to slow climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. They also provide shade, which helps keep streets and houses cooler in the summertime and reduces the need for air conditioning.

Ride the bus

Buses are better for the environment and you are about 70 times more likely to arrive to school safely. And ideally, it’s an electric bus!

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