TEENS GO GREEN began in 2007 as a way to take the SR2S program to the next level, literally – to middle schools and high schools in Marin. At Teens Go Green, we believe that students are a powerful group. They have excellent ideas, exceptional energy and drive to get things done. We partner with teens interested in the environment to bring reduced CO2 and healthy lifestyles to their schools. We do this through participation in clubs, morning walk and roll events and contests, occasional bike field trips, and inspiration from smoothies made on our bike blender.
Walk to School Day October 9th
Mill Valley Middle School
Bike Racks full at Miller Creek read more
Shoe laces were a big hit at Hall Middle School
The hazards of distracted driving became very real for students at Drake High School as they heard the compelling story of a grieving father who lost his daughter. Bobby Augusto, whose daughter Kimberly was a former student at San Marin High School was took her eyes off the road one fateful night to look at a text message on her phone. She lost control of the car and crashed into a guard rail.
This assembly was part of a week long campaign held from February 11-15 by the Peer Resources Class, with assistance from the Transportation Authority of Marin’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. AT&T supplied the speaker as well as a simulator for students to try and text and drive. All of the students who experimented with the simulator crashed.
On Tuesday, 15 students were pulled from class during the day, representing the statistic that 15 people die each day due to distracted driving. When they returned to class their faces were painted white and they could not speak for the rest of the day.
Students were asked to sign a pledge not to text and drive and received a bumper sticker that read “Arrive Alive. Dnt txt n drv." They also created a video that portrays the loss and grief of texting and driving, which was shown on Friday. The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QM-O7oC-Gg
The distracted driving program will be repeated later this spring at San Rafael High (May 16th) and at Tam High School (April 29th and May 1st).
Kent Students Challenge Hall Students
Students from Hall and Kent middle schools will be competing to see who can reduce the most car trips during their spring challenge. Both schools have a high rate of students walking and biking and will see which school increases active transportation the most.
Miller Creek Students Create 3D topo maps
Photo by Gwen Froh
Students from Mike Schulist's science class at Miller Creek learned how to make 3D maps and use them to map out a bike routes in a demo of one of the classes from our new Green Curriclum