Next Generation Back in Action!

After summer breaks spent exploring nature, gardening, travelling, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends, the Next Generation staff is back in the office and ready for another inspirational year!  Ellen, Rebecca, Lily, and Denielle (and a new staff member on the way…) are busy planning, developing great new activities, and paving the way to engage thousands of Marin youth in activities to help them learn about and take action for sustainability and conservation.  We are excited to expand our reach into new schools, incorporate more volunteers (contact us if this is you!), and foster community through fun and empowering events.  Keep tabs on what we are up to through our facebook fan page, e-newsletter, or this blog!...

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The Results Are In!

During the 2009-2010 school year, Next Generation conducted 385 activities engaging over 2800 students at 11 elementary, middle and high schools, plus 2 special events that engaged over 2600 youth and adults. Green Schools Program Activities included: 3 Eco Assemblies engaging 520 participants 6 School-Based Events engaging a significant portion of the student body and numerous adults 107 environmentally-themed lessons 178 school garden activities 62 leadership meetings held at 6 schools 11 Eco Adventure Field Trips & Local Excursions with 394 students from 7 schools to organic farms, parks, and open space throughout Marin 13 ‘Alice in Wasteland’ & ‘Go Organic’ Puppet Shows Engaging students and teachers at 8 schools to green their campuses Earth Day Marin & The Marin Youth Activist Awards Ceremony, engaging over 2600 youth & adults Initiating a native plant & drought tolerant habitat garden at Laurel Dell School A Great Big Thanks to everyone who helped make this year such a success!...

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Earth Day Marin!

The Earth Day Marin festival will take place April 24th, 2010 from 11-6pm at College of Marin, 835 College Ave at Sir Francis Drake in Kentfield. It will be a free, family-friendly outdoor festival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Enjoy high quality food, musicians, performances for children, speakers, films, authors, and as well as hands-on fun activities and interesting exhibition booths from key nonprofit, business, government and educational leaders. Performers include BCH and the Jawdroppers (members of Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon, Zero), Terri Garthwaite, OONA, Let’s Go Green Kids & many more. Presented by Next Generation, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin Agricultural Land Trust and Hannah Doress Events, and is a fiscal project of MarinLink. Learn more about the exciting main stage line-up, eco-aerobics, bicycle parades & smoothies, and the ‘green songs’ contest at http://www.EarthDayMarin.org or on the Earth Day Marin fan page on Facebook....

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April 24th Save the Date for Earth Day Marin!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Next Generation is partnering with Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, MarinLink, and Hannah Doress Events to create a fun-filled and inspirational event for the whole family. Event will be held from 11-6 on Saturday, April 24th in Central Marin.  More details to follow!  Mark your calendar!...

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