film festival inspires with message of personal responsibility
Festival focuses on how to make the world a better place, and how
others are already doing just that Waiting outside the Benjamin Franklin
Institute of Technology, South Boston residents Mick Poehler and Gary
White described themselves as "concerned humanists."
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Dr. Ricky Stern, Executive Director of "e" inc., stands on her “soapbox”
during intermission at the organization’s film festival last week.
Stern explained the programs that would benefit from the festival’s
proceeds, including several elementary school in Dorchester and a
teen group at Mattapan’s Gallivan Community Center. "e" aims to bring
science literacy and community action to urban children and teens.
School Program Teaches Kids About Global Warming
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(WBZ) Global warming is such a huge issue that it can feel overwhelming, but a group of local kids isn't letting that stop them.
They're not only learning about climate change, they're also taking action.
The children are part of an innovative after-school program from the Environmental Learning and Action Center in Cambridge, proving that even the youngest among us can make a difference.
They call themselves the "Planet Protectors."
The Planet Protectors to the rescue
by Alexandra Bowers
It's an unusual cast: three turtles, two storm drains and three kids walking down a Boston street. One boy drops his empty chip bag on the sidewalk. The storm drains pipe up and say that litter can block the drain and cause flooding, while the turtles explain that if a bag reaches the sea, it can lodge in their stomach and they can starve to death. The moral of the story: one person's action can have a ripple effect as far as the depths of the ocean.