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Start young and take action. Diana Vicezar, an 18-year-old social entrepreneur, tells how her passion for the environment led her to create an initiative to raise awareness about plastic pollution and animal welfare

Mymba Rayhu (Animal Love)

September 6, 2019 | Diana Vicezar

Start young and take action. Diana Vicezar, an 18-year-old social entrepreneur, tells how her passion for the environment led her to create an initiative to raise awareness about plastic pollution and animal welfare

¿Estás interesado en reducir el desperdicio en tu escuela? Vea el infográfico de Eco Teen Action Network para comenzar. Los adolescentes ecológicos que han implementado con éxito este programa en sus escuelas están disponibles para ayudarlo y responder cualquier pregunta.

Eco-Teen Action Network Infográfico sobre cómo reducir el desperdicio en su escuela

August 28, 2019 | Giovanna Ferreira Rojas

¿Estás interesado en reducir el desperdicio en tu escuela? Vea el infográfico de Eco Teen Action Network para comenzar. Los adolescentes ecológicos que han implementado con éxito este programa en sus escuelas están disponibles para ayudarlo y responder cualquier pregunta.

After a summer community service trip, teen activist, Kayla Peale, takes action against plastic pollution by focusing her efforts to implement change within her own community. She created an organization, For A Strawless Sea, based out of high school in Arlington, VA that combats single-use plastics, specifically the plastic straw.

For a Strawless Sea

August 27, 2019 | Kayla Peale

After a summer community service trip, teen activist, Kayla Peale, takes action against plastic pollution by focusing her efforts to implement change within her own community. She created an organization, For A Strawless Sea, based out of high school in Arlington, VA that combats single-use plastics, specifically the plastic straw.

Click here to learn more about a high schooler's journey to fight plastic pollution and reveal common misconceptions about the waste crisis.

A Period of Consequences or Progress?

August 27, 2019 | Ellie Cowan

Click here to learn more about a high schooler's journey to fight plastic pollution and reveal common misconceptions about the waste crisis.

Fridays for Future protests strive to make climate action a priority for policymakers and businesses alike

Fridays for Future protests

August 25, 2019 | Matthew Capuano-Rizzo

Fridays for Future protests strive to make climate action a priority for policymakers and businesses alike

Garreth Bartholomew and Matthew Capuano-Rizzo from Eco-Teen Action Network pose with the recyclable portion of their school-wide waste audit on April 27, 2019.

How to foster food sustainability in your school, community, and beyond!

August 2, 2019 | Matthew Capuano-Rizzo and Garreth Bartholomew

Food waste and security are some of the most pressing environmental and social issues in the world today. Yet too often these issues seem to be on an abstract, global scale. Two teens in Northern Virginia took on the challenge of food sustainability on a local scale with a global vision to make a difference in their community.

 “ In China, entrepreneurs have found a new, productive way to dispose of food scraps: feeding it to cockroaches… more”

The Roach Approach to Food Waste

August 2, 2019 | Annabel Williams

Food waste is one of the main environmental and economic problems facing countries around the world. In China, entrepreneurs have found a new, productive way to dispose of food scraps: feeding it to cockroaches.

Volunteers pose with 28 bags of trash recovered from the River Terrace Park trash trap,
Left to right: Ashley Cheung (Eco-Teen Action Network), Steve Kinzer (AWS Maintenance Engineer), Matthew Capuano-Rizzo (Eco-Teen Action Network), Zander (AWS Intern), James Foster (AWS President and CEO)

Volunteers wade through waste in river cleanup 2/2

July 23, 2019 | Matthew Capuano-Rizzo

This blog represents the second of two installments about efforts to clean up the Anacostia River and encourage local policy action in favor of plastic reduction and a circular economy.

Teens learn about conservation in the Anacostia Watershed 1/2

July 19, 2019 | Matthew Capuano-Rizzo

This blog represents the first of two installments about efforts to clean up the Anacostia River and encourage local policy action in favor of plastic reduction and a circular economy.

Youth Salon

Eco Teen Network to Fight Plastics

December 21, 2018 | Sydney Rico, Teen Coordinator

The Global Co Lab Network is working with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons to connect youth worldwide to fight against plastic pollution.

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