3 annotated. bib #2

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/opinion/27elkind.html

According to Davil Elkind, RECESS is no longer child’s play. Schools around the country, concerned about bullying and arguments over the use of the equipment, are increasingly hiring “recess coaches” to oversee students’ free time. the article says; Playworks, a nonprofit training company that has placed coaches at 170 schools from Boston to Los Angeles, is now expanding thanks to an $18 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. a critic says, that this thing shall go on that kids should still have imaginary times during the school atleast at some school sand for some kids. childhood has just changed so radically over the years, so the trend makes sense.  children these days are gowing up in a world that is completely different form what their parents knew. kids these days know more about the environmental threats than of the natural world. then want the kids to spend more time with electronics and more than play recess, then want more of the acadimics. its like our culture has changed over night. kids used to figure out things for them selves. now everything is set for them, less imagnative. children just dont participate in free things anymore.. things have indeed changed.

http://www.good.is/post/inconvenient-youth-is-the-new-one-stop-shop-for-teens-fighting-climate-change/

according to the article, What do you do if you want to live green but have no influence on household consumption or legislation? That’s the problem that faces teenagers across the world. That is, until now. The Climate Project’s new Inconvenient Youth website is the new one-stop shop for eco-minded teens. Its purpose is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide. it is an effort to train about 1,000. The Climate Project now has eight international branches with more than 3,000 presenters worldwide. Their new Inconvenient Youth initiative is the first to put teens front and center instead of throwing them a bone as an afterthought. its apparently not a website, its a community, they are trying to build a community. as the article says it is a place where people create a dialog and encourage and empower one another to take action. to me it seems like we already have that, but they are trying to advance it a little more, not trying to call it a website, i think they are trying to persuade and to try almost brainwashing people. addicting like myspace and facebook. but this is gonna be a talk, a youth group, kinda, all presented to by a climate slideshow.  it is up and runnign alreaddy. known as Earth Day, April 22.

http://www.good.is/post/how-teens-are-thinking-globally-and-acting-locally/

teens are trying to help out these days. they are trying to help out by Going Green. it is great that middle and high schools are spreading it, to colleges, universities and more all across the country. everythign starts out small, efforts are mare to raise awareness and work to lessen local and glab impact. according to the article; The lifestyle component includes cosmetics and personal care products, fashion, and home, among many other aspects of daily life. they(we) believe that conscious consumption is critical and has the power to shift mass markets. In particular, our work with schools uses the campus as a palette for exploration of greener alternatives in four categories: landscape, janitorial supplies, food service, and classroom products. Think globally, act locally. Any and all progress is rooted in education, particularly of young people, and communication; when information is available and alternatives are accessible, people think critically and initiate change. according to this lady, follow these..

All of my work furthers a (not-so-simple) personal mission: To inspire a generation of conscious citizens and bring about universal global health for the environment and its inhabitants.

Here are seven simple steps to follow:

1) Use organic and chemical free personal care, body products, and cosmetics. Focus on the four universal essentials: soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste.
2) Purchase clothes made of organic cotton (conventional cotton is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the world) or other sustainable fibers—or go for vintage!
3) Eat organic and locally grown produce. Buy food made with wholesome organic and fair trade ingredients. Pack a lunch with biocompostable containers and utensils.
4) Carpool, ride the bus, bike, or walk. Work to lessen your carbon footprint when it comes to transportation.
5) Seek out recycled and 100% post-consumer paper, notebooks, binders, etc. and refillable or recycled pens and pencils.
6) Swap single-use, leaching plastic water bottles for durable reusable metal ones without plastic liners.
7) Take a reusable tote with you to the grocery markets and to other stores as well! Say no to both paper and plastic.
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