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American and Kenyan Youth Deliver Environmental Messages in Copenhagen

by Kalpen Modi

As President Obama called world leaders back to the table in Copenhagen to work on an agreement, the White House Offices of Energy and Climate Change and Public Engagement helped facilitate a meeting between White House aides and young environmental leaders from the United States and Kenya. The American coalition hand-delivered hundreds of letters-to-the-President from a wide spectrum of young Americans: from high school students in Illinois to young leaders in Michigan to young sportsmen in South Dakota.

The Kenyan coalition brought a book of drawings and illustrations from students in Nyang’oma Kogelo village, where President Obama’s father lived. Included was a collage of letters depicting young Kenyans’ lives and the ways in which climate and environmental change has impacted it.

See the blog online at the White House website - Dec 23, 2009

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Jerry Stenger is the Media Development Director for the Will Steger Foundation and videographer for Global Warming 101 Expeditions. First joining Will in 1989 when he was preparing for his International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, Jerry continues to produce, shoot and edit video programming for Steger’s projects. His involvement with each of Will’s successive expeditions has taken him to places such as Siberia, the North Pole, Antarctica and northern Canada.

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