Millenials http://kplu.org en Millennials: The Greenest Generation Or More Of The Same? http://kplu.org/post/millennials-greenest-generation-or-more-same <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980552&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980554&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980546&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe></p><p>When she was much younger, Tacoma high school senior Lauren Budd had no trouble convincing her parents to start recycling. But more recently, swaying them to eco-friendly light bulbs was another story.</p><p>"No, it costs too much," Budd, 17, remembered her parents saying. "And I'm like, 'It won't, in the end for, like, our power bill.'"</p><p>Budd doesn't always win with her&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">parents, who still throw away a soft drink can on occasion,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;it's clear she's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">not the only teen to grasp the importance of these small, cross-generational battles.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16616 at http://kplu.org Millennials: The Greenest Generation Or More Of The Same? Buried in debt, young people find dreams elusive http://kplu.org/post/buried-debt-young-people-find-dreams-elusive Growing up near Philadelphia, Michelle Holshue's dream was to serve those in need. Applying to nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania seemed like a smart move — in 2007.<p>Nursing jobs were plentiful. The students' running joke was that hospital executives would soon be stopping them in the street, begging them to come to work.<strong> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 15:58:29 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 5453 at http://kplu.org Buried in debt, young people find dreams elusive Kids go to court to protest state’s inaction on climate change http://kplu.org/post/kids-go-court-protest-state%E2%80%99s-inaction-climate-change <p>A King County Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments this afternoon, in a case brought by kids about climate change.&nbsp; The young plaintiffs, who filed complaints against the Governor and several state agencies last May, are seeking an effective climate recovery plan from government.&nbsp; The State has filed a motion to dismiss the case.&nbsp;</p><p>Today&rsquo;s hearing is part of an international youth campaign launched by the <a href="http://imattermarch.org/"><em>iMatter Trust</em></a>.&nbsp; Young people have filed legal actions across the nation as well as a federal lawsuit to compel governments to protect and restore the atmosphere.&nbsp; According to the organization&rsquo;s website, a federal hearing has not been set.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:04:15 +0000 KPLU News Staff 4187 at http://kplu.org Five Millennials on global health http://kplu.org/post/five-millennials-global-health <p>Global health is a big deal in Seattle.</p><p>As a matter of worldwide significance, it is of course a big deal everywhere &mdash; by definition. But what I mean is that global health is today the cause célèbre for Seattle and throughout the region. It&rsquo;s especially popular among the Millennials.</p><p>&ldquo;Global health is the movement of our generation,&rdquo; said Kristen Eddings, a program associate at the Washington Global Health Alliance and one of the primary organizers of a big global health shindig in Seattle coming this June known as <a href="http://www.wghalliance.org/content/party-purpose-0" target="_blank">Party with a Purpose</a>.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/04/millennials-on-global-health/">Read more: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:24:21 +0000 Tom Paulson 1186 at http://kplu.org Five Millennials on global health