Seattle Channel: Plant-For-The-Planet (VIDEO)

Click to view City Stream: Plant For The Planet Academy a 5-minute video report on the first Academy in Seattle.

City Stream is a local news program on the Seattle Channel. The program broadcasts during the week at regular times. Check local listings. Writer and producer Feliks Banel came out to Golden Gardens and put together this wonderful piece to show people what goes on inside Plant-For-The Planet Academies.

Would you like to host an Academy for your town? It’s an amazing way to change the world, rewriting our future, 80 students at a time. And it’s a big commitment, but much easier than you think. I am putting together materials now based on the success we had in May to make it easier than ever to replicate where you live. A handful of dedicated volunteer/parents can organize a profound day of learning that can return a lifetime’s worth of good.

Contact me below to find out more about how to host an Academy!

Youth expresses her concern for the environment


Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Credit: Catherine Crouch)

reposted from United Nations Radio

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada. Listen to her short interview for United Nations Radio here:

Ta’Kaiya, who is participating in this year’s session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 20 to 31 May, says our earth is our home.

She told the Forum that everyone needs to take steps towards a clean and healthy future regarding animals, humans, plants, and ecosystems.

Ta’Kaiya tells Gerry Adams about her concerns for the well-being of her community and her plans to solve some of the problems created by a treaty which she says discriminates against indigenous people.

Duration: 4’32”

Washington Youth Climate Summit – First Meeting June 28th, 1-4pm

High school and community college students across Washington State are invited to join a Youth Climate Summit on June 28th. Webcasts from local colleges will provide a forum for students to work face to face and also collaborate with students in remote areas of the state. The Youth Climate Summit promises dynamic keynote presentations on Pacific Northwest climate challenges, skillbuilding and networking opportunities.

The June 28th Youth Climate Summit meeting will generate solutions and questions for consideration at a final Summit event on October 1st, 2013.

All sessions will be webcast  from the following Locations:

Bellevue College
Columbia Basin College
Grays Harbor College
Highline Community College
Seattle Central Community College
Skagit Valley College
Spokane Community College
South Puget Sound Community College
South Seattle Community College
Walla Walla Community College
Wenatchee Valley College
Yakima Valley Community College
Agenda for the day:

1pm – How is Climate Change Affecting the Pacific
National experts will discuss the best available science
and provide a framework for discussion.
2pm – What Is Being Done to Address Climate
State and national leaders will describe innovations in
business, government and public education/organization
efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
3pm – Group Discussion
Student attendees discuss what they have heard and
address a list of questions generated by Washington state
business leaders and policy makers. The outcome should
be a list of recommendations from students across the
state that will be compiled for the October 1st event..

On October 1st at Meydenbauer Center the final meeting will produce a statement on climate change from our youth leaders.

Make your voice heard now and be part of the change in Washington!

To register for the October 2013 Youth Summit
visit our website:
Or contact the Washington Chapter APA Office at:
603 Stewart Street Suite 610 Seattle, WA 98101


Seattle iMatter Now Earth Day March!

APRIL 2OTH, 2013, 11AM at Pike Place Market

More than a march for kids, Seattle iMatter Now March celebrates the launch of a local youth-led climate justice movement! Young people hold absolute moral authority on climate change, reminding grownups just how much we care. Come join other like-minded young people to create a network of environmental activists and be  the change we need in the world!

Seattle iMatter Now March

  • Gather at the Totem Pole just north of Pike Place Market in Victor Steinbrueck Park to meet friends,  hear youth speakers from Seattle and from First Nations rally us to reverse global warming, and begin our March for climate justice!
  • We’ll march down to the waterfront where we’ll take our human-powered “coal train” across the tracks and transform it into a beautiful work of art! Then on to Olympic Sculpture Park where we’ll join the Earth Day for Kids celebration for food music activities and more speakers.

Want to be involved?  Here’s how!

  1. Meet us at the Totem Pole at 11am, 4/20. Invite friends and get creative, make signs and wear something red or a costume that’ll make a great statement against climate change. (salmon, orca, eagle, frog, creatures we endanger as we heat up the planet…)
  2. Speaking of art, everyone’s invited to come Build ART for the March. Join us in Fremont at the Powerhouse (next to BF Day Elementary) on April 7th and 14th (Sundays) from 10am to 4pm.  Make fun skull masks out of milk cartons, salmon puppets to wave, and help build our “Coal Train” !! Thanks for all the amazing leaders from Backbone Campaign, Get Money Out of Politics, and the Fremont Solstice Parade for pulling this together and making the kids’ march so Artful!
  3. Join an online network of like-minded youth:  Sign up with iMatter to become part of the national movement. And once the local website is up and running, sign up to become of the local movement.
  4. Also look for my Climate Change For Families slideshow events coming up this month. Come learn more about the climate crisis and how young people around the world are leading the revolution for a clean livable planet.
  5. VOLUNTEER! Leave a comment or question if you’d like more information about how to get involved volunteering for the event. This is people-powered, so offer to help any way you like!