Earth Focus

Young Voices for the Planet

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This episode features author and illustrator Lynne Cherry's film series "Young Voices for the Planet" about young adults making positive environmental change. The featured movies include "Plant for the Planet," the story of a 9-year-old boy from Germany who helped plant more than a billion trees around the world. "Dreaming in Green" documents how Florida middle school students saved more than $53,000 through environmentally conscious actions. "Olivia's Birds and the Oil Spill" follows an 11-year-old girl with a love for birds who raised more than $200,000 for bird rescue efforts after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lastly, "Longing for a Local Lunch" spotlights students in a Massachusetts high school who changed their cafeteria fare from processed to locally grown food.