Our partnership with General Motors takes us to amazing communities – from Kapuskasing, Ontario to Spring Hill, Tennessee; Baltimore, Maryland to Langley, British Columbia. Over the past 27 years, we’ve met some outstanding people and organizations that make these communities ripe for bringing youth to the table around environmental change.
Each of these communities is unique in its own way, but connected through the GM GREEN program. Over the next year, we’re going to highlight 12 communities who recognize that young people need to be a part of the solution to environmental problems and have come together to support that vision.
Earth Force knows it takes a village – many different elements of a community – to effect environmental change. We absolutely can not do this work alone, and it’s important to us that we highlight the dynamic people on the ground who are supporting youth as active citizens making positive change in their communities and around the environment. We also hope this series will serve as an opportunity for others to get ideas on how to overcome challenges, connect seemingly disconnected organizations, and bring youth to the table so they have the skills and motivations to continue this work into adulthood.
GM facilities are the nucleus of the program, providing funding and expert volunteers for program support. GM’s long standing support is absolutely essential in helping the program, and these communities, flourish.
We look forward to sharing with you the magic of our GM GREEN program…communities. Keep an eye out for our first GM GREEN Community Highlight post on August 12.
Author: Kristen Mueller
Kristen Mueller leads national communications, creating engagement and excitement around Earth Force, and its partners’, hands on, minds on programming. Specializing in traditional media and social media relations, she brings youth voice and leadership to the forefront of the environmental education field.