Friday, November 11, 2011

Hot Planet/Cool Athletes visit VT high school to raise climate change awareness

Today, the “Hot Planet/Cool Athletes” program visited to over 400 students at S. Burlington HS in Vermont with Professional freeskier, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.  After talking about personal experiences, seeing the effects of climate change and asking the students to be part of the solution, a ninth grader stepped up and shared with the audience – comprised mostly of upperclassman – several things she does to cut her carbon emissions: carpooling to school every day, composting, reusing butter containers to bake cupcakes, unplugging electronics, recycling, buying from responsible brands… and she spoke about how easy and important it is to implement these practices.  
Students can apply for small starter grants from POW to get their best ideas off the ground and making a difference.
Tomorrow, we visit Turners Falls, MA high school with Dylan Hood and next week in Nashua, NH with Nick Martini.

Hot Planet/Cool Athletes is a Program started by Protect Our Winters in partnership with Alliance For Climate Education (ACE) this program is targeted to schools in mountain communities, leveraging the power of a pro athlete to inspire and motivate young kids.  This impactful multi-media event provides a platform for any athlete to educate students about climate change solutions, through personal experiences, while inspiring them to be the next generation of climate leaders.
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