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Young Voices on Climate Change
Autumn 2015 Newsletter

GET ENGAGED WITH PARIS COP 21: "Our Time to Lead: Youth Engagement on Climate Change"                          

The CLIMATE TALKS are taking place in Paris from Nov 30- December 11, 2015! 

Young people around the world can engage in the UNFCCC climate talks and interact with participants through Twitter and Facebook  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The Young Voices for the Planet Films are Included in "Our Time to Lead: Youth Engagement on Climate Change

Inspired by YVFP films, 5th-Graders "Skip the STRAW" 
These fifth grade students created a Skip the Straw campaign in Falmouth, MA after viewing the YVFP films showing youth working for environmental change. The students' seek to convince restaurants to offer straws to customers only when requested.  “Everyday 500 million straws are used in the United States alone,” said 5th grader Kalea Holdren. (, Sept, 25, 2015)

Young Voices for the Planet Youth and Director Address National Education Forum at WGBH in Boston

Lynne speaking with banner 2On NDigital STEM photo cropped 2ovember 9, after showing the most recent Young Voices for the Planet film SAVE TOMORROW, producer Lynne Cherry spoke about the importance of positive role models in climate change pedagogy and how people tend to push away troubling information.

After the screening, the young stars from SAVE TOMORROW and DREAMING IN GREEN spoke on a panel about the power of the youth voice.

               The Forum's live stream had over 1400 online viewers!
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Left to right: Moderator, Heather Goldstone; Save Tomorrow stars: Mari McBride, Lilly Georgopoulos and Alice Van Evera; Dreaming in Green star Larissa Weinstein; Producer of the Young Voices for the Planet 
film series, Lynne Cherry

READ "Teaching Climate Change with Stories of Success" Lynne Cherry's National Science Teachers Association Blog

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Science teachers often find teaching about climate change challenging; when they discuss the dire consequences of rising CO2, students have a propensity to shut down. 

The common belief has been that if people understood climate change science, they would want to do something about it. 

But years of speaking to students Lynne Cherry found that inspiring stories work better - and the social science is bearing this out.

The article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of NSTA Reports, the member newspaper of the National Science Teachers Association.

YVCC's Director Lynne Cherry Cycles 350+ miles in the CLIMATE RIDE and raises $9000 for Climate Non-Profits

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On September 21st, hundreds of supporters came to cheer and celebrate the 120 Climate Riders as they rode onto the historic Boston Common - the culmination of a 5-day 350-mile bike ride from Bar Harbor, Maine. 

We were able to raise an amazing $9000 toward support for the Young Voices for the Planet films, their outreach and continued impact. 
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Much gratitude to everyone who contributed and THANK YOU so much for your continued support!

Recent YVFP Film TV Broadcasts, Screenings and Events

San Francisco PBS Broadcasts YVFP Films over 50 Times 

KRCB logoKRCB will continue to broadcast the Young Voices for the Planet films for three years as well as featuring them on their website and promoting them on social media. KRCB has had an overwhelmingly positive response to YVFP's stories of youth solutions to the climate crisis.

Please suggest to your local PBS station that they broadcast the YVFP films, too!

Save Tomorrow Stars and Producer on Emerald Planet TV     

EmeraldPlanetTV wGirls LynneLynne Cherry and the stars of Save Tomorrow appeared on Emerald Planet TV November 15 with Dr. Sam Hancock. 

Other special guests were Mark Sandeen, Chair of "Sustainable Lexington" Committee, Town of Lexington, Massachusetts and Joel Lindsay, PE, CEM, Business Development Manager of Ameresco Solar PV Grid-Tie Group.

Green Schools Screens YVFP films

Two hundred students learned how to "Dream In Green" in partnership with Green Schools and Young Voices for the Planet! (Green Student Network, October 2015)

Young Stars of "Save Tomorrow" Answer Questions after Climate Ride Screening

Alice Mari speaking9439Inspired by the other Young Voices for the Planet films, three 9-year-old girls realized that they might be able to make a difference, too. 

The Young Voices for the Planet film "Save Tomorrow" documents how the Save Tomorrow team helped to overturn a law prohibiting solar panels on town buildings and saved their local woods. If you have not yet seen the film, you can watch Save Tomorrow HERE
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Mari McBride and Alice Van Evera, now 12 years old, answer questions after the screening of the film they starred in, "Save Tomorrow".

More Young Voices for the Planet films Screenings 

October, 2015 -- "Save Tomorrow" screened with Merchants of Doubt 
at the Lexington, MA Sustainability Forum and featured at Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, MD
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Upcoming Film Festival Screenings:
January 17, 2016 Noon: Belmont World Film Festival, Belmont, Ma.
January 13-14, 2016:  Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, Ca.

More Articles & Blogs:

For the MOM'S clean air FORCE BLOG CLICK HERE 

News articles about the Young Voices for the Planet films and the Climate Ride:

Cycling for Climate: Local filmmaker’s Work Reaches Far  Frederick News Post, Md. 

Cycling for "Young Voices on Climate Change"  Cape Cod Times, Massachusetts

FOR MORE BLOGS & ARTICLES like these PLEASE "LIKE" Young Voices on Climate Change on Facebook

Gary Braasch in Paris to Photograph at COP21 Climate Talks

Gary Braasch is famous for his photographs of receding glaciers and arctic ice. Many of the photographs in the Young Voices for the Planet films were taken by Gary. Hear about how he makes such striking photographs on Yale Climate Connections Radio HERE

Contact Gary for photographs of anything Climate related including Youth Action on climate change in Paris at COP21.

Looking for an inspirational holiday gift?

Young Voices for the Planet DVD available with English or Spanish Subtitles

The Young Voices for the Planet DVD containing all the videos except "We Sing Out!" and "Save Tomorrow".

Order the DVD's now at our online store in time for the holidays!

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