Fresh Greens

Urban Sprouts

Mar 24, 2011

A composite of the voices, poetry, and free-styles of young men who are residents in a youth detention facility located in the mountains south of San Francisco. The young men participate in a garden and nutrition education program with Urban Sprouts.

Environmental Guilty Pleasures

Mar 24, 2011

Some of us are well-meaning earth-lovers. We want to be model green citizens, but we don’t quite hit the mark all of the time. We’re not alone, as Devon Dennison and Kellie Blauvelt from Weekday High in Seattle, Washington, found out.

A Little Flushed Up

Mar 24, 2011

Did you know that one in three people in the world does not have access to a toilet? That means environmental and health hazards that most of us wouldn't have thought of. Sara Zhang from Carmel High School's WHJE youth radio station in Carmel, Indiana, tells us more.

From Cafeteria to Compost

Mar 24, 2011

We asked youth radio groups from Portland, Maine, to Seattle, Washington, to pick a product or a pastime and size up its green credentials. What they learned surprised us - like this piece from Zoe Sheinkopf from public radio station KUOW’s weekday high radio training program in Seattle, Washington. She followed the leftovers from a local university cafeteria to a distant compost heap to find out what becomes of all that waste, and to weigh the economic and environmental advantages of composting over just chucking garbage in the trash.

Getting Real About Greenwashing

Mar 24, 2011

We're hearing from teens across the United States who are getting to the heart of what’s really good for the planet… and what just might look that way. Here’s one Maine high school student’s critical take on greenwashing, the corporate practice of making green claims about products and services that might or might not live up to their marketing.

Isaac Woodbury High is a reporter from Blunt Youth Radio in Portland, Maine, a youth radio program that hosts a weekly public affairs call-in show. Isaac took a look at Wal-Mart’s green initiatives and filed this story.

Turf or Grass?

Mar 24, 2011

Eitan Stern-Robbins and Camara Langford from Terrascope Youth Radio at MIT put together a contest of sorts. Which is better for the environment: turf, or grass?

Making Water a Universal Right

Mar 24, 2011

A look at access to fresh water from youth producer Dolna Smithback from the Youth Media Project in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which celebrates youth voices and fosters youth-produced media. In 2009, Dolna traveled to the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, to find out how other nations value water—and cope with its scarcity.

Fresh Greens 2.0

Mar 24, 2011

In the second special from NHPR, Generation PRX and Terrascope Youth Radio at MIT, youth radio producers reflect on this question and seek out programs and efforts designed to have a positive impact on the environment.

Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska

Sep 4, 2009

Garbage Bin Rap

Sep 4, 2009

Van Jones and the Green Economy

Sep 4, 2009

Van Jones, the founder of Green For All, an organization that promotes green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantages. He's also Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He talks with Manon Bonnet and Hichem Hadjeres about the green economy as well as making the environmental movement fashionable for more people - especially young people.

My Environmental Impact

Sep 4, 2009

Everybody’s Green

Sep 4, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sep 4, 2009

Recycle Rhythms

Sep 4, 2009

Energy Brat

Sep 4, 2009

  

R U Green?

Sep 4, 2009

Eco Fashion

Sep 4, 2009

The Charles River Didn't Kill Me

Sep 4, 2009

Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska

Sep 4, 2009

What does it mean to be green? That's what we asked fellow teens from around the country. Their responses surprised us.

From Anchorage, Alaska to Portland, Maine, teens see green as more than remembering to recycle. Green, they told us, is not about the color of their skin, or how much they donate to Greenpeace. It's about listening to immigrants' experiences, to environmental leaders and to that voice inside. And it's about believing that one person can make a difference, and then spreading the word.

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  • Garbage Bin Rap

    Sep 4, 2009

    Global Warming Rap

    Sep 4, 2009

    Dumpster Diving

    Sep 4, 2009

    Welcome to the Veggielution

    Sep 4, 2009

    Environmental Club

    Sep 4, 2009

     

    All this week, Word of Mouth is bringing you highlights from NHPR’s Fresh Greens: Teens and the Environment special. So far we’ve heard about a high school environment club and a young activist’s response to green street teams.

    Today, we’re bringing you something a little different: a rap about climate change. Terrascope Youth Radio – a group of urban teens in Boston – sent three of its members to the streets to find out what happens when global warming meets hip-hop.

    Fresh Greens: Street Teams

    Sep 1, 2009

    Walk down any busy street in a city or college town and you’ll likely be approached by an eager young person with a clipboard asking, “Do you have a minute to save the environment?” Zoe Martin of Youth Spin community radio wondered why environmental street teams almost always ask for money, in addition to her time.

    This summer, New Hampshire Public Radio embarked on an exciting project. NHPR teamed up with Generation PRX and Terrascope Youth Radio to produce a one-hour special on teens and the environment.

    The Cow Gas Effect

    Mar 29, 2009

    Here’s something to chew on from vegetarian Manon Bonnet and vegan Liam Midgely from Terrascope Youth Radio in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Manon and Liam wanted to know if the choice they have made for themselves not to eat meat—or, in Liam’s case, even wear animal products—is also the better choice for a greener planet.