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Youth & The Environment
6:30 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Millennials: The Greenest Generation Or More Of The Same?

Camp educator Adam Logan points out features to high school students at a nature camp on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.

When she was much younger, Tacoma high school senior Lauren Budd had no trouble convincing her parents to start recycling. But more recently, swaying them to eco-friendly light bulbs was another story.

"No, it costs too much," Budd, 17, remembered her parents saying. "And I'm like, 'It won't, in the end for, like, our power bill.'"

Budd doesn't always win with her parents, who still throw away a soft drink can on occasion, but it's clear she's not the only teen to grasp the importance of these small, cross-generational battles.

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The Two-Way
7:16 am
Fri July 6, 2012

'Seventeen' magazine takes no-photoshop pledge after 8th-grader's campaign

Seventeen editor in chief Ann Shoket writes in the latest issue that the magazine's staff has signed a "Body Peace Treaty" that promises to "never change girls' body or face shapes" in photos.
Seventeen magazine

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 4:49 am

Somewhere between school and her extracurricular activities, eighth-grader Julia Bluhm found time to launch a crusade against airbrushed images in one of the country's top teen magazines.

And this week, she won: Seventeen magazine pledged not to digitally alter body sizes or face shapes of young women featured in its editorial pages, largely in response to the online petition Julia started this spring.

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City Government
10:57 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Seattle Youth Commission seeks new teen members

Seattle wants to know what teenagers have to say about city government. It’s looking for thirteen to nineteen-year-olds for the Seattle Youth Commission.

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