Youth Hit the Road to Save Environment!

Just one week from today thirteen college-age youth will set off on a seven-week, 8606 mile cross-country adventure. They’ll be working to highlight other young people taking action to find innovative solutions to environmental and Native American issues in more than 30 locations across the U.S. In fact, they’ll be hitting 26 cities, 6 national parks, and 6 Native American communities in just 54 days; and all on the first-ever green-certified biodiesel motor coach that was generously donated for their use by Motor Coach Industries. The tour will kick off at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 12 and wind up in Tucson, Arizona on August 4, 2007. As they travel they’ll get involved in local public service projects being implemented by alumni of the Udall Foundation’s scholarship, fellowship and internship programs. Projects like replanting trees in New Orleans, volunteering with the group Working Bikes in Chicago to salvage and restore bikes for resale, campground development on the Grand Ronde Reservation in Oregon, and exploring national parks through photography with local youth in Acadia National Park, Maine. Want to follow the journey online? Well, they’ll be documenting the whole thing with text, video, and photos on their blog, so check it out!