By Kendall SchwartzGreen jobs seem to be the wave of the future. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has led the way in connecting youth to jobs in the growing “green economy” for 51 years.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) - This is an Earth Day a Baltimore City teen will remember for the rest of his life.As Mike Schuh reports, the City College junior’s passion for the environment led him to a national stage.The president came to a tree planting—not because they need an extra worker, but because a president will focus attention on the work being done.
A quick synopsis of the stand outs from this week’s media blitz:Backpacker: It’s good to see Obama join in on his own initiatives.Huﬃngton Post: “I think the president has pretty good shoveling skills,” Obama said of Clinton’s work.WJZ Baltimore: This is an Earth Day a Baltimore City teen will remember for the rest of his life.Washington Post: “Great job, trees,” VPOTUS said after it was over....Read more
by Kevin Hamilton, web teamSCA marked the occasion by hosting President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and former President Bill Clinton at a native tree planting project at Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, just minutes after Mr. Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. I was assigned to cover the event. Yah… just another day at the oﬃce....Read more
More great stuff coming in from today’s event with Barack Obama at Kenilworth! “This was probably the most amazing day of my life,” Monique Dailey told fans of SCA’s Facebook page.Here’s a hilarious article from a blogger at the Washington Post.And some video footage of the event from CSPAN.Along with some more great pictures from the day: Stay tuned for more video footage of the day’s events…...Read more
Peter Baker of the New York Times — and formerly of The Washington Post — was the pool reporter for President Obama’s tree planting event with the Student Conservation Association this afternoon. His report:No news, but some color from the tree planting.Motorcade left the White House at 3:26 p.m. and arrived at the Seed School at 3:39 p.m.
Here are some early photos from this afternoon’s tree planting event with Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton at Kenilworth Park in Washington, DC. Check out those awesome SCA members working hard along side the President!”Somebody forgot my boots!”...Read more
Have you ever wondered what the President of the United States would look like in an SCA vest? Now you know…Stay up to date with SCA’s fan page on Facebook for the latest photos, news, and videos....Read more