MEDIA & PRESS MATERIALS

TIME for Kids - Jaysa Hunter-Mellers, Words Have Power

TIME for Kids – Heroes for the Planet
April 17, 2020

YVFP Youth Ambassador, Jaysa Hunter-Mellers, featured as a Kid Hero for the Planet by Constance Gibbs, Karena Phan, Ellen Nam & Rebecca Mordechai

YVFP NYT Article

NEW YORK TIMES — DOT EARTH 
May 24, 2012
On the Allure of Ostriches and New Paths in Climate Communication by Andrew C. Revkin

Lynne Cherry describes “motivated avoidance”: how people, when confronted with a troubling and seemingly intractable problem, are ‘motivated’ to  avoid hearing about it again, push it away and go into denial. Success stories and pathways to action are the antidote to motivated avoidance and motivate people to act.
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RADIO KINGSTON — JIMMY BUFF SHOW
September 10, 2019
Young Voices of the Planet
at the Ashokan Center

OMEGA Drawdown Learn Conference - YVFP & Jaysa Hunter-Mellers

NPR — OMEGA DRAWDOWN
October 27th, 2019
Young Voices of the Planet
at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living

YVFP The Boston Globe - Mass Audubon

THE BOSTON GLOBE — YOUR WEEK AHEAD 
May 5, 2017
Five things to do, May 8-14: Kids Go Green
Four short films about kids battling climate change make up Movie Night at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center in Mattapan.

YVFP Press WBUR The ARTery - Save Tomorrow Belmont World Film Festival 2015

WBUR THE ARTERY — BOSTON, MA
January 16, 2015
Inspired By Films, Kid Environmentalists Take Action To ‘Save Tomorrow By Helping Today’ by Andrea Shea

YVFP The Boston Globe - Belmont World Film Festival, Save Tomorrow

THE BOSTON GLOBE
January 11, 2015
Globe West Calendar by Nancy Shohet
Belmont World Film Festival features the award-winning YVFP film “Save Tomorrow”. Alice Van Evera, an 11-year-old environmental activist from Lexington is featured in the film.

YVFP Press _ Huff Post

HUFF POST
December 6, 2017
Films Champion Inspiring Youth Solutions to Climate Change

The positive environmental stories in the Young Voices for the Planet films present a stark contrast to the recent grim reports on the worldwide effects of global warming issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
YVFP Press Harvard University

HARVARD UNIVERSITY — CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
October 13, 2016
HEEC Film Screening & Guest Speakers: Young Voices for the Planet

The Harvard Extension Environmental Club (HEEC) invite you to a special screening of the film “Young Voices for the Planet,” produced by filmmaker Lynne Cherry (also author/illustrator of award-winning environmental children’s books including “The Great Kapok Tree”). The YVFP films document youth solutions to the climate crisis — Changing minds, changing policy, changing the world!
YVFP on WCAI Living Lab Radio

WCAI LIVING LAB RADIO — LOCAL NPR FOR THE CAPE, COAST & ISLANDS
April 21, 2014
Psychology and Social Science Reveal Deep Underpinnings of Climate Change Denial by Heather Goldstone

Author/filmmaker Lynne Cherry and Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale Climate Connections and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies discuss “motivated avoidance”.
YVFP Press: "Words Have Power" featured in Allegheny Front

THE ALLEGHENY FRONT
February 1, 2019
Empowering Kids to Take Action on Climate Change
by Andy Kubis

YVFP Press Earth Protect

EARTH PROTECT
July 15, 2009
How to Teach Your Children About Climate Change – Without Scaring Them by Joey Cello

Resources from Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch’s book, How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. This book is the winner of Best Middle School Science Book 2009 by the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science and the 2009 John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.  It is recommended by the National Science Teachers Assn.
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PARENTOLOGY
August 12, 2019
Climate Change Activist: Jaysa Mellers Proves Words Have Power
by Bekah Wright

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THE TOM SUMNER PROGRAM — Flint, MI
August 10, 2018
Interview with Lynne Cherry &
Young Voices for the Planet

YVFP Press: Next Pittsburgh, Heinz Grant

NEXT PITTSBURGH
June 21, 2019
Young Voices for the Planet is Making a Lot More Noise With $90,000 Heinz Endowments Grant by Kristy Locklin

YFVP Press: Heinz Grant

CEREBRAL OVERLOAD
June 19, 2019
Young Voices for the Planet Receives $90,000 Grant From Heinz Endowments to Spark Civic Engagement and Democracy by Benjamin

YVFP Press: Neighborhood Voices

NEIGHBORHOOD VOICES
August 27, 2019
In Studio Pop-Up: Young Voices for the Planet
Interview with slbradio

YVFP Press: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
February 15, 2019
Kids, Teach Your Teachers Well About Environmental Awareness
by John Hayes

YVFP Press Kidsburgh

KIDSBURGH.ORG
February 5, 2019
Pittsburgh Kids Stand Up for the Environment Through Young Voices for the Planet
by Candy Williams

YVFP Press 350 Pittsburgh

350 PITTSBURGH
January 24, 2019
Young Voices for the Planet

YVFP Press - Mongabay Resources for Students

MONGABAY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
January 3, 2014
A children’s book inspired by murder: the 25th anniversary of ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Gabriel Thoumi