Episode 312: Teens Taking Action!

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 28, 2011 - Sunday, December 4, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - Sunday, September 30, 2012

Teens taking action everywhere we go! First up, Jessica meets the teens behind Students For Solar Schools. They started the organization which is a network of schools working together to get solar power installed at their school facilities. They started with their very own Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, California. It was an achievement they'll never forget.

San Ramon Valley High School has a very active environmental club, E2, that runs the school's recycling program and built an organic garden. But one member had an idea to save water in the community. Dana Wilke got the town council's approval and support to create a new campaign, "Just Say Water." Eco Company gets the scoop.

Then meets up with Ally Maize, the founder of the Green Youth Movement. She finds that Ally is doing great things working with elementary and middle schools. Plus she drives a very unique electric car to boot! You'll want to learn more about this amazing teen.

It's lights, camera, ACTION! Brendan goes to the studio! It's the studio where the student-run TV show "The Green Screen" is taped. These teens run the cameras, edit their stories, do the graphics and man the control booth for a monthly half-show that raises awareness about environmental issues and offers ways to solve them. It's teens with a voice in their community!