The planet is in peril—the effects of climate change, pollution, improper waste disposal, deforestation, and lack of access to clean water are just a few of the key environmental issues affecting the U.S. as well as other nations. Luckily, there are groups of enthusiastic young people who are eager to find solutions and ensure they, and their children and grandchildren, can enjoy Earth’s resources for years to come. Aru Shiney-Ajay, a 20-year-old Swarthmore College student, joined a sit-in to stop Representative Patrick Meehan from signing a bill that provided tax cuts to fossil fuel businessowners.Read More
“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents—it was loaned to you by your children.” — Native American Proverb
Today’s recognition and celebration of Earth Day 2017 is a time for MobilizeGreen’s friends and supporters to reflect on the rich heritage and diversity of people of color who have traditionally “lived off the land” with a view of themselves as one with, and protectors of, the environment – the earth, air, water, and all living things.Read More
Young people will be dealing with the threats and opportunities of climate change whether they want to or not. Listen to how one young man has chosen to speak out about climate change.
Meet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 15-year-old who believes that climate change is the defining issue of his generation. In an article called, Meet the Teenage Indigenous Hip-Hop Artist Taking on Climate Change, Rolling Stone describes him as “a 15-year-old trilingual Indigenous hip-hop artist from Boulder who sits on Obama's youth council and who's already organized youth crews on six continents.” Others have described Xiutezcatl as the ‘Kid Warrior’ mobilizing a youth army to fight for the environment.Read More
Are you getting ready to launch your green career, but unsure about how to take that first step?
Have you developed your 1-year short-term goals? How about your 5-year plan? Don’t worry! The right mentoring plan can help you land that perfect green career.
Check out this article on themuse.com by Elle Roth on “The 3 Career Mentors Everyone Should Have” and advice on who to turn to for guidance during these formative years:Read More
A report called Workforce 2020: The Looming Talent Crisis says that employers are "unprepared for increasing diversity, changing employee demographics, and evolving definitions of work." In fact, according to a quiz provided with the report release, most employers do not understand theRead More