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Exciting Project Updates!

Exciting Project Updates!

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Alexandra Magaard // 09 October 2014 //  #GoingGreen 

Hi everyone!

I have an exciting update: the Going-Green 2014 Project is officially in the news!

On Wednesday, October 8th, the Nürnberger Nachrichten, published an article about the project called, “Das Leben könnte so grün sein…”

The article details the project, interviews a representative from the “Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts Nürnberg (DAI)” and highlights current action taking place in Nürnberg through the project.

“Denn das ist das große Ziel von ‘Going Green’: Alle Jugendgruppen sollen vor ort Aktionen anstoßen, die das Leben ‘grüner machen.’ “

Great work, everyone!

As well, I have been pleased to hear the project itself is expanding. We now have around 550 users online and these numbers are increasing every day.

This is great news, and I congratulate all of you on your promising work so far.

When the going gets tough, the tough go green.


Alexandra Magaard is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Language from James Madison University. In 2014-15, Alex served as a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy and the Teach About US blog’s first author. A passionate supporter of environmentalism and green topics, Alex says that her activism began when she built a replica of the Cathedral of Notre Dame out of re-used egg cartons for her art class at age eight. She is now working for a German company based in Washington D.C.