Meet Our Green Schools Student Co-Presidents 2016-2017

Mark Thekkethala “My name is Mark Thekkethala and I am a senior at Xaverian Brothers High School. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to be a leading voice in Green Schools as your co-president for this upcoming year. I hope to inspire a youth movement towards sustainability and climate change awareness throughout the world. Just this April, I was honored to represent Green Schools at the White House Event on Climate Change and Public Health, which included prominent leaders in the field such as Dr. John P. Holdren, Administrator Gina McCarthy, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and Senator Markey. During this summer, I had an amazing experience visiting Alaska, engaging in dialogue with park rangers, and witnessing first hand the consequences of climate change on the rate of glacial melt and rising sea level. Currently, I am working on an international sustainability project which brings solar power to underprivileged orphanages so that they may reallocate monthly energy spending back towards the needs of the children, all while contributing to a healthy, cleaner, and more sustainable environment. I look forward to interacting with and supporting the great work that our members are already engaged with this year. And, I know that WE can lead the charge towards a Greener planet!”   Olivia Gieger “I’m so pleased to be coming into the 2016-2017 school year as co-president with a...

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