What is the GWE?
The “Global WE”, founded in 2012, is a Climate Change Education & Activism organization and a fast-growing kids’ movement, created and led by kids, for kids. The program has expanded from schools in Santa Fe, NM statewide and across the nation. Our original widely acclaimed program is called the Global Warming Express, for ages 9-12 . The GWE is now in process of developing a new program, the Global Warming Emergency, for ages 13+.
We’ve had hundreds of actions locally and nationally for climate justice
We’re Building a Pipeline of Youth Climate Leaders Who advocate For a Sustainable Future
We’re creating catalytic impact through growth we have built over seven years
How Did the GWE Begin?
A nine-year-old girl, Marina Weber, founded the GWE after she learned about climate change and endangered species in third grade. Marina wrote a book called The Global Warming Express to send to President Obama, and she enlisted the help of her classmate, Joanna Whysner, to illustrate it. The book made it to President Obama & is now read by kids nationwide! Our programming is designed to inspire youth activism and large scale disruptive innovation. We aspire to contribute directly to reversing the impacts of the climate emergency.
Letter From NM US Senator Tom Udall:
“I believe the Global Warming Express book will be a real hit. It conveys a powerful message about global warming and its import.
“Thank you for allowing me to contribute a forward – a real honor to participate.
“Hope our paths cross again soon.
What Does the GWE Do Today?
Students in each program meet with mentors weekly to learn about climate science and solutions for resilience, set and accomplish activism goals for their homes, schools, communities, state and beyond. The GWE kids regularly contribute to city, county and state-level legislative meetings.
Their initiatives have helped to create and improve policy and practices in sustainability in New Mexico.
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THE GLOBAL WARMING EXPRESS...
... is a By Kids / For Kids Think Tank Program for kids ages 8-12. The program is designed to be mentored by grownups, but powered by kids, who decide what Small Goals and Big Goals they want to accomplish.
The Global Warming Express is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in New Mexico..
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