By Larissa Peltola, Green Girl from Los Angeles
Thinking about seeing the new film "Inception"? Not sure if it’s a
film for girls and young women? I say stop thinking and GO see this
great film! The TV ads and trailer don’t immediately appeal to young
women, but don’t be dissuaded because this film has some outstanding
female positive energy. I just attended an early screening with my
mom, and I must admit that I love this movie.
Ellen Page is AMAZING in it! She plays the architect (“Ariadne”) who “builds”
the dream world for Leonardo DiCaprio (“Cobb”) to break into. Her character is
smart and ethical – just like Ellen, who is an environmentalist and
advocate for healthy eating. She promoted awareness of environmental
issues and in particular, food justice issues, in the book Girls Gone
Green and in the campaign for the documentary “Food, Inc.”
Caitlin’s Closet is the namesake charity and brainchild of Caitlin Brunell, a seventeen year old young woman with a passion and drive to help other teens. Through the organization she established in 2006, young women have the opportunity to outfit themselves in donated formalwear for their prom, homecoming dance, academic awards or sports banquet.
When 18 year old Elizabeth Severino discovered wildlife struggling for survival in the Bronx River, she knew she had to get involved and take action to help clean the river. Luckily, she discovered a program in the South Bronx called Rocking the Boat.
The StoryThe who, what, where, when and why of the bags is truly an inspiration. It started about a year ago when a seventh-grader, Adrienne Boukis, became fed up with constantly throwing away her lunch bags. Adrienne has always been eco-conscious -- her house is powered by solar electricity, she loves nature and often befriends the local stray, and has little tolerance for others who blatantly abuse our planet.
HELLO! My name is Mollie Passacantando and I am 11 years old. When I was 8 years old I did a project to help put the Polar Bears on the Endangered Species list. Shortly after I won two awards and I am now in a book. It feels great to make a difference!
From Mollie's blog on her new project - bees!
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