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UN Honors Young Kenyan for Plastic Bag Recycling

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – A Kenyan community project that turns plastic bags into clothing, accessories and housewares has been chosen to receive an international youth award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Award winner Mwanyuma Hope Mugambi, 23, studies environmental sciences Kenyatta University in Mombasa. Mugambi…

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Editor’s Note:  This was so good, I had to share it.  Teaching students at an early age about plastic pollution is so important! >> Republished from Weedon Bec Parish Council Plastic Bag Free Village News:  School Pupils join the campaign Emilys poster Pupils at Weedon Bec Primary School have been…

Students’ Project Reduces Bottled Water On Campus

Water Filling Stations Installed On the campus of Western Washington University (WWU), located in Bellingham, Washington, members of the on-campus club, Students for Sustainable Water just completed a year-long project.  With a grant from Western’s Green Energy Fee, the students were able to secure and install three water refilling stations…

New Jersey Teens Make Public Service Video For Reusable Bags

Students at Absegami High School in Galloway, NJ, USA have created a video public service announcement promoting the use of reusable bags instead of plastic bags. The students hope the video will be shown on the local access channel, Channel 2. Absegami High School media teacher, Mike Piotrowski has been…

Teens Urge Plastic Bag Ban In Benicia

The following article is reprinted by permission from the Benicia Herald in Benicia, California, USA. Donna Beth Weilenman, staff reporter, details a presentation by students of Benicia High School’s award-winning Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE). The students made the presentation to the Benicia Community Sustainability Commission in…

Texas Teens Fight Plastic Bags

This is a guest post by Shorjoe Bhattacharya, President of ECoppell Club at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas, USA. ECoppell Club on Earth-Fest Day hosted by City of Coppell on April 24th 2010 The Earth-Fest was organized by the City of Coppell from 10am to 2pm on April 24th,…

ECoppell Reduces Plastic Bags

“How Can I Do My Part Towards A Cleaner Earth?”  It’s simple says “ECoppell”. “Our goal is to make our community the first in Texas to abolish the use of plastic bags”. ECoppell is a grassroots movement organized by students at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas, USA.  The Coppell…