Episode 406: Awe Inspiring

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 5, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 8, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013

This episode is all about inspiring teens doing amazing thigs. First up Southern California teen Jordan Howard kept asking why they were learning about global warming in her high school classes. She didn't think it was important, she couldn't relate to it and she thought it was for hippies. Then she learned that she could personally make a difference and that everyone can make a difference. Now she's a keynote speaker, a book editor, a video producer and director, developer of Rise Above Plastics for Teens and a board member for several environmental organizations. It was an amazing about face for this inspiring teen.

We all know what it means to live "large." But in our second story Brendan finds one teen aspiring to live SMALL! And he's doing something about it. He's building his own "mini house." It's about 130 square feet and sits on a trailer...so he can take it with him! It's a home that minimizes the resident's footprint on the planet in both square footage and carbon output.

Re-energizing his school's recycling program, relentlessly pursuing solar panels for his high school, serving on his city's Environmental Sustainability Task Force and acting as co-director of an environmental non-profit was simply normal activity for our next profile. Yes, Jason Bade wasn't your average high school student. He's a guy of action who doesn't take no for an answer...and has left quite a legacy at his high school. Eco Company catches up with him to find out how he does it all.