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End of the Week Updates!

End of the Week Updates!

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Alexandra Magaard // 26 October 2014 // #GoingGreen 

Supermarkets in Bursa, Turkey

Supermarkets in Bursa, Turkey. Source: Flikr

Hi everyone!

 I just wanted to end the week with a couple project updates.

 First, I have been reading some impressive eco-challenges in the Virtual Town Hall! The amount of submissions has increased by far, and I would like to highlight a couple. I encourage everyone to check out the submissions and add your own! Let us know what you think about the submissions.

 I give a special shout out to the “Daily News Report” interview and four students from Neubrandenburg for their investigation of plastic-in-our-daily-lives. Thank you for teaching me how exactly plastic is produced and what I can buy without plastic! I learned a lot.

Thank you as well to the students who interviewed Professor Peter Meurer, a scientist at University Neubrandenburg! I learned a lot about meat consumption and general sustainable tips from reading your article.

Second, the Going-Green project is, yet again, in the news! On October 7th, the Aachener Zeitung published an article detailing the project. The article is titled “Schüler entwickeln Gespür für die Umwelt” and you can check it out through the link below.


Rumor has it that the Going Green team is hard at work regarding the final awards and prizes. Think about your projects for sustainability that you should submit by November 23. We will inform you about what’s in it for you soon.

I hope everyone has a great week (some of you are on vacation, I hear)and I congratulate all of you on your impressive 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.