Introducing The Green Cause, a student-led initiative that focuses on providing environmental educational content. This varies from lessons that are sent out to elementary and middle schools to short infographics or PSA videos posted on our social media platforms. We’re excited to hear about the journey of how Green Cause came to be and our future plans. Be sure to join if you want to see the next generation rise!
Frida RuizThe Green Cause Founder
Frida Ruiz is a high school senior attending the Sustainable Sciences program at Union County Vocational-Technical High School. She is the founder of a NJ-based local environmental education initiative called The Green Cause. She hopes to one day work at a renewable energy facility as an engineer.
Bianca PalominoThe Green Cause Co-Founder
Bianca Palomino is a senior at Union County Vocational-Technical Schools and has a growing passion for the environment. She has the short-term goal of educating her own community and the long-term goal of educating the nation on the crucial crisis that is the environment. Her future holds promising opportunities as she intends to study Environmental Biology to better prepare herself with the knowledge needed to make a difference in the world around her.
Inge Terrill, an Environmental Educator, lives on a farm near Floyd. She is Chair of the Blue Ridge Environmental Educators, Director of Facilities and Grant Coordinator for Apple Ridge Farm, an author of children’s books, and is a Wellness Coach. She has a Masters of Environmental Science from Miami University and has spent the past 19 years in the field of education working with people of all ages. She is most passionate about connecting people with nature.