What schools can do to promote a greener tomorrow

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What schools can do to promote a greener tomorrow

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To be environmentally conscious, schools can do the obvious; which is do the recycling programs, low or no trash lunches. The obvious actions that they can take. I think one thing that we can really encourage in our schools is how to advocate for environmental policy, whether it's locally or nationally. So children are connected to a certain area, like the ocean; they can advocate for the ocean. If they live in the middle of the country, and there's mining, they can advocate stricter mining policies. Whatever issue is locally, I think teaching kids to advocate locally, is invaluable.

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Kelly Meyer, passionate environmentalist and co-founder of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, is an active leader among several national and local environmental organizations.  She currently co-chairs the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and sits on the Board of Southern California’s, Heal the Bay.  Kelly is proud to have been a partner in the building of the first LEED Platinum home in California, Project7ten, which continues to be used to educate people on green building practices. Meyer was instrumental in the passage of the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a groundbreaking piece of legislation that requires environmental education in grades K-12 in all public schools in the state of California. She also completed a solar and wind energy project at her children’s public elementary school where the community experienced first hand, the concept of thinking globally while acting locally.  Most recently, she co-founded the Teaching Garden, which strives to eliminate childhood obesity by integrating good nutrition habits and fitness into schools. Now nationwide, it has been adopted by the American Heart Association as part of their prevention campaign. She was recently appointed by Secretary Solis to The Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach. Kelly is married to Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios. They have two children and live in Malibu, where she enjoys hiking, surfing and stand up paddling.

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