A Nature Conservancy poll from 2011 revealed that the majority of kids surveyed (ages 13–18) felt that previous generations have damaged the environment and left it to their generation to fix.
Now, more than ever, our youth are becoming increasingly more aware of their environment. With back-to-school season right around the corner, how do we – parents and educators – keep them involved with making our planet a greener place to live?
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Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history.DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "ultimate favorite things" and was named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World," the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business."