Recognizing a fellow traveler – Jill Buck, Founder and Executive Director Go Green Initiative
Jill Buck is the founder and Executive Director of the Go Green Initiative. According to the organization’s About Us page, this is what her organization believes:
- People care about protecting children’s health and safety through environmental stewardship.
- People will do the right thing when given trustworthy information, expert training and simple tools.
- People appreciate a program like the Go Green Initiative, which provides a framework for success, many options and the freedom to choose the options that work best for them.
- People want a panoramic, three-dimensional approach to environmental education, which will equip young people with the skills necessary to manage the environmental impact inherent in all activities.
The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation. Founded in 2002, the Go Green Initiative unites parents, students, teachers and school administrators in an effort to make real and lasting changes in their campus communities that will protect children and the environment for years to come.
I can agree with all of those statements. However, here is the immediate reason that Ms. Buck has become my person of the day. She recently made a trip to China and wrote about that trip on her blog in an entry titled The Jade Dragon. Near the top of the post, she wrote:
The evidence of environmentally responsible efforts in China were literally everywhere I looked, and I am convinced that these strides to “go green” are being woven into the daily lives of the Chinese culture like the finest silk threads.
Below are my top ten favorite observations that China is creating a culture of conservation:
1. Electricity: While I saw many remaining coal-fired electricity plants, I saw numerous nuclear power plants as I peered out the tour bus window. More nuclear power plants will create a clean energy source that will fuel China’s growing economy without depleting natural resources, or creating air pollution.(Emphasis added.)
Aside:As I read the blog entry, I had a flashback to some wonderful childhood memories of reading about the travels through China of another Buck – Pearl S. Buck.
Wonder what NIRS and its fellow denialists would say about this hard working environmentalist who says such nice, accurate things about nuclear power?