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.
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.
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.