The mission of the Youth Environmental Coalition (Youth ECo), a subcommittee of the Green Building Institute, is to develop a sustainable cycle of "Green" education for youth of all ages. Students, kindergarten through college age, will have the opportunity to work with mentors in the environment and sustainability field. Older students will then serve as mentors for younger students as the program evolves. This expansion of the Green Building Institute will offer green education opportunities beyond the classroom that will then help raise environmental awareness and activism among the younger generation.
Want to get involved and help spread the word about Youth ECo?
Upcoming 2012 Youth ECo Events:
Examples of Youth ECo Projects and Events:
The Youth ECo Raingarden Installation at
Launched: 2010 for installation in Spring 2011
Launched: April 17, 2009
Promises to Date (4.17.2009): 83
Schools: Ellicott Mills Middle School, Veterans Elementary School
Save the Planet Day Rally
This event is presented by Youth ECo together with the Columbia Association, and is filled with
exciting environmental activities, events, and information for students of all ages. In previous events, there were free shredding events, crafts, games, and exhibits. The Rally features local teen bands, environmental vendors from all across the community, and collecting drives for old recyclable items such as cell phones and old denim.
Patapsco clean ups
Howard County GreenFest - April 14, 2012 10am - 4pm Get Involved!
This free, family-friendly event focuses on alternative energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, and water reuse. With over 95 vendors, other "green" themes will also be featured, such as green buildings, green consumer products, green landscaping, wildlife and environmental education, and children's activities.
Find out more:
Questions or suggestions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(from left to right) GBI Board President Stanley Sersen, Howard County Executive Director Ken Ulman, and GBI Intern Allison Kotewicz,student founder of Youth ECo.
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