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Our Trip to NYC
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It all started when my mom and I flew to New York City for the People’s Climate March. This is me on the airplane.     Anyway, as we flew into NYC I saw a beautiful skyline.     This was what I saw when we landed.     The next morning (since we had been in LaGuardia, which is in Queens) we traveled...

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Climate Action Task Force
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Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has announced that he is convening a Climate Action Task Force, whose mission will be to come up with a set of concrete actions the city can take to prepare for climate change, molded around plans already created by experts on sustainability, green jobs, food, and energy. And the GWE will be at the table. The group will be...

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Our Trip to the EPA Carbon Hearings
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On July 29 the EPA held hearings around the country on coal. The GWE kids were invited to testify at the hearing in Denver, so Joanna, Marino, Zubin, Ciela, and I hit the road. We got to Denver on Monday evening. After dinner we went swimming. I think the hotel pool is awesome! It was small, however it had beds! Yes, beds by the...

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Marina’s Speech to the EPA
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Hi, I’m Marina. We started The Global Warming Express because we were concerned about climate change issues. We wrote a book, and now we are learning about how to give speeches and work with our government around how to make changes in our city, state, and country. We are mostly concerned about how fast fossil fuels are adding to global warming. Every summer temperatures...

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GWE Camp!
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Robert Nott and Jane Phillips from The New Mexican visited the GWE Climate Science Camp and ran a great front-page story on August 11, 2014. Here are Justice, Magnificent, Coriandra, and Ciela, creating a model earth with our amazing science teacher Janette Fischer:     In this one you can see Zubin, Marina, Marino, and Joanna, too:     And here’s what the model...

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Happy Birthday, Ben Ray!
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On Friday, June 13th, Ciela, Autumn, Zubin and I went to a birthday party for U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan. Congressman Lujan invited us to tell his guests all about GWE, so we spoke to about 80 people!   Congressman Lujan is a great listener and a big supporter of GWE. Plus he had birthday cake and lots and lots of cupcakes! Even his mom was there! Which just...

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Watch the Video & Learn the Song!
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One way The Global Warming Express kids get out the message about climate change is through performance. They have been invited to perform The Global Warming Express Song at various venues and events around Santa Fe. Click below to watch a video of them at the 2014 Mayoral Inauguration of Javier Gonzales at the Greer Garson Theatre at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design....

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Helen & Marina Speak Out on PNM
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GWE and Go Green kids were out in force at the Santa Fe City Council meeting April 1, 2014, to support a resolution opposing a PNM (New Mexico’s electric company) plan to replace power from two coal-fired power plants with power from another coal plant, plus natural gas and nuclear energy. Helen Harrison and Marina Weber kicked off the well-attended meeting with this speech:...

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The Trouble with Palm Oil
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The last project the Global Warming Express kids started, before school ended on May 20th, was a letter writing campaign about palm oil. They watched a segment of the HBO special called “The Years of Living Dangerously,” which featured Harrison Ford learning about global warming, and about how Indonesia and other countries are adding to the warming by burning down their rainforests and planting...

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Marina Weber, Community Action Hero!
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Congratulations to GWE’s Marina Weber, who was a finalist for Hasbro’s generationOn Community Action Hero award. This is a national competition featuring community leaders age 5-18. This year, the award committee received an unprecedented number of nominations and Marina was one of the 19 finalists to be...

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Acequia Madre Goes Solar!
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School District Decides to Fund Shovel-Ready GWE Project   One of the Big Goals for the The Global Warming Express Club at Acequia Madre Elementary is to get a solar array installed at our school. We are working with Lisa Randall from the Santa Fe Public School District and Maria Hondros from a company called Positive Energy Solar, who would manufacture and install the structure. At...

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Talking Tour
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The GWE kids don’t write legislation or endorse candidates, and we’re too young to vote. But we sure can talk. Over the past year or two we have met with a lot of elected officials to tell them they need to adopt policies to slow global warming right now! And guess what? They are listening. Someday I want to meet with President Obama and...

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GWE Wins Sustainable Santa Fe Award
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The GWE kids received the 2014 award for Youth-led Climate Action from the Santa Fe Sustainability Commission at a ceremony held at the Eldorado Hotel April 2, 2014. The award was presented by City Councilor (and GWE fan) Peter Ives, and after a speech by Genie Stevens, the kids performed for an enthusiastic crowd as the finale for a great...

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“You Walk, You Rock…”
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The Global Warming Express really started with this slogan. One day in December of 2012 my mom and I were driving down Cordova Street in Santa Fe, and I said something like, “Mama, listen to this: You walk, you rock.” And right away my mom said, “You bike, we like.” And then I said, “It’s far, take a car.” And she said, “Marina, you just made up...

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An Evening with Senator Tom Udall
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Hi, my name is Avi. I am a member of The Global Warming Express Club. Last Fall we were invited to a cocktail party (aka a fund raiser for Senator Tom Udall) and a bunch of important people like Tom Udall and Mayor Coss of Santa Fe and Mike Brune, who is national head of the Sierra Club, and Brian Egolf were there. I asked...

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