Teen Ink Environmental Solutions Contest
Do you have a creative plan to stop pollution? Have you found a way to encourage recycling in your neighborhood? Share your idea to solve an environmental problem or describe a current solution. Contest winners receive $25 and are published in Teen Ink magazine.
Earth Day in Your Neighborhood
"A Guide for Kids From 2 to 122" on how to organize an Earth Day event in your neighborhood.
Earth Day Network
The nonprofit coordinating body of worldwide Earth Day activities. The site includes a list of events across the country, an international directory of participating organizations, and "Grist Magazine" - their online environmental magazine.
"Youth for a Change!" Discover and implement lasting solutions to environmental problems in your community. This organization is youth-driven with a national Youth Advisory Board made up of members ages 10-17.
Earthshare is a non-profit group that works for the environment. Get the latest news or find out how you can help.
An extensive, thorough site, replete with searchable field guides, an ask-the-expert section, guides to parks and park-locators, and more.
ENN: Environmental News Network
Today's environmental news and information at your fingertips. Search for news by topic, read articles and hot topics from top environmental authors, or use the forum to discuss issues.
Learn how to organize an environmental group on your school campus or petition against environmentally harmful laws and/or companies.
"The Online Environmental Community." Search the EnviroLink Library, a comprehensive database of non-commercial webpages relating to the environment.
Environmental Literacy Council
Designed to guide K-12 students to the best resources available on the Internet. Search by topic: Air, Water, Forests, Climate, Food, Biodiversity, Energy, Population and Waste.
EPA Student Center
A site where students in middle and high school can explore a wide range of environmental issues. Includes information on awards, scholarships, internships, club projects and fun activities.
A museum of human science, art and exploration.
The GLOBE Program
A worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists. Students and teachers from over 8,500 schools in more than 85 countries make environmental observations and share their data through the Internet.
The Humane Society
An international organization that works to protect all animals, wild and domestic. Search for information on a variety of animal issues, check out the "Pets" and "Teen Scene" section, and submit your writing and artwork to their publication, "Student Network News."
North America's largest high school environmental competition. Teams of high school students from across the U.S. and Canada test their knowledge of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, soils and a current environmental issue that changes each year.
Project Learning Tree
An award-winning environmental education program for students through grade 12. Uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them.
RAN: Rainforest Action Network
An international network of groups and individuals that works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action.
SCA: Student Conservation Association
"Changing lives through service to nature." This organization provides the opportunity for 16- to 18-year-olds to volunteer for month-long conservation projects in national parks across the country.
SEAC: Student Environmental Action Coalition
A student- and youth-run national network of progressive organizations and individuals who aim to uproot environmental injustices through action and education.
SSC: Sierra Student Coalition
The student-run arm of the Sierra Club. Offers environmental leadership training programs for high school students in different cities across the US. Also accepts artwork, essays, and poetry that relates to environmental campaigns or issues.
Teens Turning Green
A youth-led environmental activist organization. You can start or join a chapter, get an internship, volunteer, or access articles and videos online.
World Resources Institute
A great source of information on a variety of global environmental problems. Search through their online library or site index by topic or geographic region.
World Wildlife Fund
Known worldwide by its panda logo, the World Wildlife Fund is dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands. Includes fun games, quizzes and a photo gallery.
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