ACTIVATE with AP YoungSteward, Preston

 

 

"Climate change is the challenge of our time. I know we all have to work together to solve this global crisis and I want to help!"

Preston's MENTOR TOOLBOX

I INVITE all-aged Students, Parents, Teachers, Individuals and Organizations to USE the TOOLS & HELPERS on this page. TOGETHER we can make a difference!

My mom is my mentor, helping me participate as a young steward. We utilized the ©AP Fundamentals for Young Stewards TOOL & the ©AP Solver6 activation framework to prepare me with foundational knowledge in food and climate. We work together to activate the initiatives found on this page in schools & communities. I hope you'll be inspired to become a mentor (or find one!) to activate too! The tools offered on this page will HELP YOU JOIN ME, by connecting you to leading organizations, high level resources, and REAL WAYS you can participate as an environmental steward & mentor in your community!

AWARENESS & CLASSROOM TOOLS to ACTIVATE WITH Preston:

WATCH & LEARN: These shorts are a great way to get up to speed on the climate crisis: OUR CLIMATE OUR FUTURE

FREE EDUCATOR RESOURCES that collaborate with Our Climate Our Future Video: Video Sheet, discussion points & FAQ's!

RECOMMENDED READING: 2019 in review: The Year the world began to wake up to the climate emergency, and it's related articles.

TEACHERS & COLLEGE MENTORS CAN ACTIVATE Preston's Initiatives using the: APYS MENTOR Activation TOOL and APYS Mentor toolset. Please begin your activation from the APYS Main Page Helpers Toolbox. *Also use this page's e-form if you'd like to become an APYS College Mentor, gaining volunteer credit!

ARE YOU A YOUNG STEWARD THAT NEEDS A MENTOR? Contact AP and we'll connect your school with an APYS College Mentor to help activate Preston's initiatives! Please USE THE e-FORM located on the APYS Main Page to request a visit to your school.

Use my TOOLS & HELPERS to participate in the United Nations ACT NOW Campaign!

This campaign is focused on FASHION & AGRICULTURE challenges that are making a significant impact on our climate crisis. Learn more by visiting the ACT NOW resources page, then UTILIZE Preston's TOOLS & HELPERS TO PARTICIPATE & SHARE!

The UN has identified 10 KEY THINGS INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES CAN DO NOW:

EAT MEAT FREE MEALS   *   TURN LIGHTS OFF   *   DRIVE LESS   *   ZERO WASTE FASHION  *   REFILL & REUSE   *   TAKE 5 MIN SHOWERS   *   BUY LOCAL ORGANIC PRODUCE   *   BRING YOUR OWN BAG  *   UNPLUG ELECTRONICS WHEN NOT IN USE   *   RECYCLE (REDUCE & REFUSE PLASTIC USE)

AGRICULTURE & FOOD

ZERO WASTE FASHION & CIRCULAR ECONOMICS

CLICK to visit FASHION BRANDS working toward ZERO WASTE

DID YOU KNOW? WHAT YOU EAT, HOW IT WAS GROWN OR PRODUCED & WHERE YOU BUY IT has a TREMENDOUS IMPACT on our climate crisis? Regenerative Organic practices have the potential to sequester 100% of carbon emissions into the soil, where it can be used naturally by healthy plants & crops to regenerate soil, filter green house gases, and value the people and animals in our agriculture practice! Participate to #ACTNOW by creating a sustainable family meal and sharing it! (click the images for suggestions).

 

 

EDUCATORS: K-12 EDUCATIONAL ORGANIC FOOD SYSTEM PROGRAMS teach students the importance of their stewardship for soil, agriculture, farming, commerce, community, people and planet. Please utilize the lesson tool we created in conjunction with the video tool within our Families Nutrition Toolbox to learn more & share!

READ Medium Article: Regenerative Agriculture: How it Works on the Ground by, Nick Jeffries

DOWNLOAD NOW: K-6 ROA LESSON & TOOLS

DOWNLOAD NOW: AP ROA INFORMATIONAL Flyer

VISIT AP Families Toolbox for ROA VIDEO TOOL

VISIT GREEN AMERICA's website and pledge to follow these regenerative guidelines for your family, school or community GARDEN PROJECT!

***The AP GIVE Program can support your commitment to building these student opportunities! We urge you to onboard from our Educators Page.

Our TAKE-MAKE-TOSS way of doing things is reaching its limit. A new, circular economic model offers the vision and approach for all sectors to create a thriving economy that regenerates natural ecosystems, designs out waste & pollution and keeps products and materials in use. WHAT IS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? Visit the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for information, curriculum, videos & visuals.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE in this model?! Inspired by Patagonia's Worn Wear Line, Preston's APYS Campus Reuse Shop Plan will guide 6th-12th grade student exploration & participation of the circular economic model AND generate dollars for schools who activate it!

EDUCATORS, the AP GIVE Program wants to support your school Reuse Shop activation & connect you to our partners to make it impactful for communities! If you haven't already, please onboard the AP Give Program now! Email us (Contact@addypres.org) for your FREE access to our AP CAMPUS Reuse SHOP Directive.

 

*** Share your experience! Host a fashion show of all your up-cycled creations and tag:

#AddyPresInspires and #ACTNOW 

 

CLICK IMAGE above to learn more about the brands who are leading the circular movement in the fashion industry sector, as signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

HOST A FOOD, FRIENDS & FILM Night!

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY

 

DID YOU KNOW, there are 10 key things families can do to impact climate? SONY PICTURES Angry Birds 2 makes for a great family movie night that highlights these things we can do now (and we highlight them at the top of the page)! We suggest you invite some friends over, make some organic popcorn and enjoy the movie! Then mentor your kids to host a movie night at their school, sharing the APYS PROGRAM TOOLS & opportunities with your educators (found in the APYS Main Page Helpers Toolbox).

FOR OLDER YOUTH: DID YOU KNOW, what you BUY, what you EAT and how you get your POWER all significantly impact our climate? We recommend watching the National Geographic Film: Before the Flood hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio (psst, it's available on Disney+) to learn more. Then discover your climate impact by visiting: www.carbontax.org.

*stay tuned as we build tools for this initiative.

DID YOU KNOW that mitigating Climate Change is the most prominent challenge of our time, threatening every living thing on the planet and mobilizing leaders, countries, commerce and individuals alike to take unprecedented action?! There are transitions in transportation, agriculture, infrastructure and energy that today's education can prepare our students for.

Learn more about the U.S. Green Building Council, Center for Green Schools & LEED LAB.

K-12 EDUCATORS: We recommend the LEARNING LAB for lessons and ideas. The AP GIVE PROGRAM can support your dedication with training, resources and programs. We urge you to onboard today.

*Stay tuned for more tools & resources!

SHARE YOUR ACTIVATION WITH THIS SOCIAL MEDIA STEWARDSHIP TOOL

Outreach is key for sustainable solutions to have impact! When you activate using Preston's TOOLS & HELPERS, please SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE and be sure you TAG & SHARE @AddyPresLFstyle #AddyPresInspires #ACTNOW #CrushIt4Climate

Our Young Stewards like to know they're impact is changing the world!

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PLEASE JOIN US and #ACTNOW  for PEOPLE & PLANET with AP Young Steward Preston! His AP Young Steward TOOLS & HELPERS can help YOUR COMMUNITY activate too! Visit his young steward page on AddyPresLifeSTYLE.com!

EDUCATOR'S SIGN ON FOR MORE RESOURCES & SUPPORT 

HELP AP ACTIVATE THE APYS COLLEGE MENTOR PROGRAM

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR WHO WANTS TO ACTIVATE THE INITIATIVES ON THIS PAGE AND GAIN MORE FREE TOOLS & SUSTAINED SUPPORT for training, programs & resources? Please learn more and onboard the AP Give Program.

DO YOU HAVE STAND OUT STEWARDS? DO THEY HAVE INITIATIVE IDEAS?

You can offer your students the opportunity to BECOME A FEATURED ©AP YOUNG STEWARD! Educators who participate in the AP GIVE PROGRAM gain the ©Solver6 Activation Framework & OUR SUPPORT to create these opportunities. Standout Stewards from this program gain the opportunity to become featured AP Young Stewards!

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING to AP, so we can support more young stewards like Preston! The APYS College Mentor Program:

*Engages youth through IMPACT VISITS.

*Activates sustainable solutions

*Invites educators to gain from the AP GIVE Program, a program that provides sustained support for training, programs & resources.

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT for PEOPLE. for PLANET. for THEM!

Please continue to learn more about WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW for climate and food. Climate Change is a very serious environmental threat that impacts our world on a global level. The next 10 years is our window of opportunity to turn things around...

Preston will be 23 years old in 10 years, how old will your children or young students be, and what do you want to hand them?