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Mayor Webber goes to ScHool!!!!
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Mayor Webber Goes to School!!! On Wed., April 11, Mayor Alan Webber came to meet with the Global Warming Expressers at Acequia Madre Elementary school to ask their advice about getting solar installed, as he just signed on with : Timothy Keller, Mayor/Alcalde, Albuquerque, Ken Miyagishima, Mayor, Las Cruces and Javier M. Gonzales, Former Mayor along with 176 other mayors nationwide, to commit to...

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ABQ GWEers Push for 100% Solar!!!!
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Why does 100% Solar Matter?  Allison (3rd grade)   I feel sad because kids’ futures are not going to be as good.  If we can get laws written, maybe when we grow up we can have a better future and our kids can have a better future so people in future generations don’t have to suffer. Jaylene (4th grade) (Global warming) matters to me...

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Climate Problems & Goals as seen by 3rd -5th graders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The GWEers in the After School Program at Reginald Chavez Elementary have been learning Science and Climate Science for the past 4 months! Now it is time for them to Brainstorm, from what they learned, what the problems are and what actions they want to take to help solve the problems. Four of the GWEers put their heads and hearts together for a think-tank...

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The GWE gets a Surprise at Reginald Chavez Elementary in ABQ!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This fall, The GWE was honored to be asked to bring our weekly curriculum into the 5th Grade classroom of Ms. Cathy Martin at Reginald Chavez Elementary in Albuquerque! Teaching IN the classroom now, are GWE mentors Mary Westurlund and Bev Williams.   Esha Chiocchio took these great shots of the kids making their own turbines out of recycled milk cartons from Whole Foods...

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GWEer leads the Speakers at Rally and Hearing at PED !!!!
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  Reese, a third year GWEer, in the 6th grade at Acequia Madre Elementary school led the speakers at the Rally and the Hearing against the proposed changes to science texts. The New York Times covered it and tells you want happened next ……..!!!!   MORGAN LEE / ASSOCIATED PRESS By JACEY FORTIN U.S. New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education A...

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SAVE the DATE Oct 14/17!!
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Marina and Joanna officially launch the book that started the kids’ movement, The Global Warming Express! Both the author and the illustrator will be at Collected Works bookstore, in Santa Fe, on Saturday, Oct 14!  Look for the interview of Marina in Sunday, Oct. 8th’s ABQ Journal and listen to the live interview with Honey Harris on KBAC at 10 am on Oct. 13 ! Terra Nova Books, in partnership with Collected...

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OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST
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Do you know what OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST  is? Here is something about what they/we are up to: “Since 2011, youth from around the United States and the world have initiated legal actions to address climate change, as part of the global TRUST campaign organized by the non-profit organization, Our Children’s Trust.The purpose of the campaign is to compel state governments, the federal govt. and foreign...

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Mayor Meeting!!
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GWE Kids Want to Why We Aren’t Recycling Glass On May 17, 2017, some of the GWEers from Acequia Madre School were invited to meet with Mayor Gonzales. They had written some letters to him, a few weeks before, when the City announced that it was discontinuing picking up glass. The GWE kids were not very pleased that the glass from their homes could...

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5th year in a Row at Renewable Energy Day-The GWE speaks and performs!!
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Ever since the inception of Santa Fe Renewable Energy Day, the Global Warming Expressers have participated. 5 years ago, Marina Weber, just-turned 9 years old, stood up and spoke at the RE Day Press Conference. Since then, 8-12 year olds have jumped in to make their voices heard. All photos by Esha Chiocchio. This year saw Marina introduce the GWEers from El Camino Real...

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The Global Warming Express Book finds Publisher!!!!
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Marina and Joanna get a book contract! Last week, The Global Warming Express book was contracted to be published by Terra Nova Books, an independent, local publishing company founded in 2012. The book is due out in August, 2017 and, already, there are many organizations and a LOT of kids waiting for it! Watch this site for updates! Congratulations to Joanna for her extraordinary...

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GWE Cape Cod Thank You Notes!!!!
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This summer, 16 terrific kids became GWEers on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts at Pleasant Bay Community Boating. They were fortunate enough to learn about science and climate science from amazing scientists, some of whom are the foremost experts in their field! Here are some samples of Catherine’s thank you notes to the geologists and the seal expert....

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FAN MAIL for the Global Warming Express book!
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The Global Warming Express book has been getting rave reviews! Here are some special letters that it has been getting, lately. A letter from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which says ,,”To ensure a safe, bright future for you as well as for future generations, we must all unite and do our part to protect the world’s wildlife, air and water. We must all get on...

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Acequia Madre Solar Installation Shade Structure Ribbon Cutting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-) :-)
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It took the original GWEers 2 years of hard work and patience to do their Dream and —THEY DID IT!!!! Thanks to Rowan, Helen, Marina, Joanna, Avi, Miles, Elena, Fae  and Amea—the dream to solarize their school was born and became REAL. Against ALL odds, the solar structure was approved and funded. On Earth Day,2016,  the current GWEers: Ruby, Aiden, Reese, Winder, Haley, Mags, Phoebe,...

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The GWE Wins Governor’s Award!!!!!!!!!
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On Earth Day, 2016, two members of the GWE Acequia Madre group, on behalf of all the GWEers, went to Albuquerque to accept an Award from the Governor for Environmental Excellence in Youth Projects (K-12)!  Here are some photos of the event. Mags and Aiden accepted the...

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President Obama gets The Global Warming Express!!!!!!!!
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On April 6, 2016, Marina and Joanna met with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan to talk about the release of their book, The Global Warming Express ! Ben Ray, as the girls know him told them a secret—- he said that he had a plan to give the book to President Obama the next day, when he had a meeting with him! He then asked the...

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Acequia Madre GWE’s  Dream Come True!
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In the fall of 2013, Acequia Madre ‘s Global Warming Express set the goal to get their school solarized before the fifth graders in the group graduated. On the night before their graduation,in May 2015, the SFPS Board voted to approve and fund the project. This Big Goal taught the GWEers research, math, communication and critical thinking skills and helped them to learn to be...

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Cape Cod Climate Science, Arts and Adventure Program!
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The Global Warming Express (GWE) is coming to Cape Cod this summer! GWE is a By Kids/For Kids after school and summer program and advocacy move- ment started by a 9-year-old girl from Cape Cod who now lives in Santa Fe, NM. We are returning to the Cape this summer, partnering with scientists from The Center for Coastal Studies, The Wellfleet Bay Bird Sanctuary,...

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GWE goes to the Legislature
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Four years ago, Marina Weber, then age 9, gave her first speech at the Press Conference, introducing the Global Warming Express and her thoughts about climate change. 4 years later, Marina introduced the next generation of GWE Climate Activists, 8 of whom spoke,delivering speeches for the very first time. After the Press Conference, the GWEers attended a special training by Sierra Club Executive Director,...

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PARIS to SANTA FE Climate March
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On Saturday, December 12,2015 the GWE joined others from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to create a Paris to Santa Fe Climate March starting at the Santa Fe Plaza. Cold, snowy weather did not deter the marchers, who rallied to sing sustainable energy Christmas carols before they marched! On hand from the GWE Board of Directors were Heather Karlson and Maria Hondros. Camilla Feibelman, ED...

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!
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ZUBIN STILLINGS AND PAM GLICHRIST, plus Zubin’s entire family were some of the GWE’s most recent volunteers, tabling here at the TEDx event in Albuquerque in November. We started to try to make a list of all of our volunteers and found that it is impossible to name each and every parent, teacher, administrator, colleague, child, friend, elected officials and their aides, professionals, moms,...

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Education Day at COP21!
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We at the GWE do not usually feature tiles about Grownups but this is an important exception. This is a photo of Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research. She spoke at the COP21 Education Day, along with her colleague, Ms Segolene Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Here is coverage about that day from the COP 21...

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