People We Love: Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard was a student at an environmental charter high school, but she wasn’t enthusiastic about environmental issues. Then a Green Ambassadors class got her inspired “to educate people on the solutions.”
Howard and the prom committee planned a green senior prom for her school, which took place at a LEED certified mansion. They used paper lanterns instead of balloons, served organic food, and encouraged students to rent dresses and get their hair done at eco-salons.
Her next step was to help start the teen educational campaign Rise Against Plastics; followed by Green My Parents, a program that helps kids get parents to go green. Howard is a winner of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Young Leader Award, and now speaks to organizations across the nation.
Tiffany Ran wrote this article for What Happy Families Know, the Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine. Tiffany is an editorial assistant for YES! Magazine.Interested?
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