Are you a young person who wants to meet others interested in advancing their leadership for change? ECO-Action is interested in working with young people interested in deepening their consciousness and understanding of environmental health threats, environmental degradation, and social injustice. We believe that youth can become effective agents of social change.
WHAT WE DO:
• Youth Environmental Leadership and Learning Initiative
• South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice
• Greening Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stewardship and healthy lifestyle choices among under-served, disconnected children, youth and young adults.
• Center for Health Environment and Justice – info on community and school organizing
• Beyond Pesticides’ Healthy Schools Project aims to minimize and eliminate the risks posed by pesticides through the adoption of school pest management policies and programs at the local, state, and federal level, thereby creating a healthier learning environment. Central to this effort are activities aimed at public education on pesticide hazards and efficacy of alternatives, and the continued development of model communities that serve as examples.
• Healthy Schools Network –a national organization, centered on children’s environmental health , and dedicated to assuring every child and school employee an environmentally safe and healthy school In 1996, to assist parents with health-impacted children, we developed the EPA-award-winning Healthy Schools/Healthy Kids Clearinghouse©, which offers dozens of fact sheets, guides, and peer-reviewed reports.
• Green Flag Schools Program: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership provides a framework for students to become environmental leaders and contribute to positive change in their communities. Through the program, students of all ages learn environmental concepts, investigate their schools, and identify solutions for making their schools safer and healthier.
• Environmental School Checklist Is your school healthy? Is the school environment fully accessible to all students and staff with asthma, environmental, or learning, developmental, and physical disabilities? Answer the ten questions in our School Environmental Checklist to find out. This information is included on both the Healthy Schools Network and BE SAFE campaign websites.