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People We Love: Jordan Howard

Organizing a Green Prom

Jordan HowardJordan 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.jpgTiffany Ran wrote this article for What Happy Families Know, the Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine. Tiffany is an editorial assistant for YES! Magazine.

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