My name is Jessica and I work at a fantastic organization called Do Something. We believe teenagers have the power to make a difference. By leveraging communications technologies and on the ground resources, we enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action.
Dosomething.org provides the information and tools teens need to take action on the causes that matter to them. We support a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.
Right now, we're running an environmental campaign called Increase Your Green. Do Something is challenging middle and high schools nationwide to reduce their carbon footprints. Over 300 schools are registered and competing for one of 6 environmental grants. The grand prize is a whopping $1,500 to continue greening your school.
We currently have over 300 school's signed up nationally and are trying to encourage more students to get their schools involved!
The Daily Green's Community News section is a forum for our audience to get the word out about issues that matter to them, enlist support, get help and advice, celebrate successes or share humor. The best submissions are personal (why I started this venture) short and to the point (400 words or so) and written in a style that speaks directly to the audience as peers (not like an ad or press release). E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "community news" in the subject line. Photos are also welcome, provided the submitter has rights to publish the image. Be sure to include credit and caption information.
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