Memorial Tabernacle Church youth give instruction on recycling at a recent church event.
Memorial Tabernacle Church is calling on young people aged 8 to 17 to become Can Crushers in a program to teach youth the value of recycling.
Youth Going Green, a national organization to raise consciousness on environmental issues, is holding a meet-up from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the church fellowship hall at 58th and Telegraph.
Adults, supporters and the community at large are also encouraged to help Youth Going Green reach 1000 young people before the end of the year. Can Crushers will have an opportunity to:
- Reduce their carbon footprint
- Make treasures out of their trash while learning about small business, entrepreneurship, & financial literacy
- Learn how recycling and waste reduction are STEM
- Develop and be leaders, inspiring other young people in the region
- Hear from industry experts, attend tours, and site visit at local industry partners. Special invitations will be extended to:
- Waste Management
- Berkeley Recycling Center
- Sierra Club
- The Bay Area Air Quality Management District
- I.F.E. Courses, Inc.
- Lake Merritt Institute
- California Interfaith Power & Light
- Green The Church
- Faith in the Bay
- Zanker Recycling
- Youth for the Environment and Sustainability Conference
- and Others!
For more information, please call Memorial Tabernacle Church at (510) 652-4915.