Young Voices for the Planet is a series of short films featuring young people using science and data to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools, communities, and states. The films present replicable success stories. Young Voices for the Planet allows young voices to be heard and inspires action, the best antidote to fear. These young voices reach our hearts and minds.
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The Young Voices for the Planet films allow your voices to be heard. Seeing what others have accomplished will inspire and empower you!
Kids vs Global Warming
12-year-old Alec Loorz created Kids vs. Global Warming, the Sea Level Awareness Project and the Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels campaign.
In this inspiring story, we follow Team Marine, an eco-minded group of students at Santa Monica High School, as they successfully ban plastic bags in their city.
With support from the Sierra Club, these Girl Scouts go door-to-door distributing thousands of free energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Teenagers from Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, CA recycle, compost, plant trees, educate students about sustainability and more to reduce their carbon footprint.
Anya: Citizen-Scientist in SiberiaAnya, an indigenous Siberian girl, sees her world literally melting away. She joins Arctic scientist Max Holmes’ research team and enlists schoolmates in collecting water samples from the Lena River .
Plant For The Planet
As a 9-year-old boy, Felix founded Plant for the Planet and has planted more than a billion trees in Germany and worldwide to sequester CO2 .
Dreaming In Green
Florida middle-school students do a school energy audit and save their school $53,000 through simple actions.
Olivia's Birds And The Oil Spill
This film documents an 11-year old's deep connection with the Gulf of Mexico, and how her love of birds moved her to raise $200,000 for rescue efforts.
Longing For A Local Lunch
Students in Great Barrington, MA are changing their cafeteria fare from processed foods to local meat and fresh produce and calculating the difference in CO2 emissions benefits by using locally grown food.
We Sing Out
In the 10th Young Voices for the Planet film “We Sing Out!” the Rivertown Kids Chorus sings with folk icon Pete Seeger about civil rights, social justice, cleaning up the Hudson River, global warming and the power of one person to create community and make great changes in the world.
Inspired by the other Young Voices for the Planet films, three 9-year-old girls realize that they might be able to make a difference, too. These youth in Lexington, MA team up together to change a town law (with unanimous support!) to allow solar panels on public buildings. They then turn their passion towards protecting the local forest habitat.
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