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GreenLight Zine

The GreenLight Zine is a local resource for D.I.Y. environmentalists, specifically in the northeast Ohio region.  GreenLight’s goal is to empower youth to promote environmental sustainability in their communities, with the intent to educate and provide an outlet for young environmental writers.  The GreenLight Zine is Cleveland based and it was started in the summer of 2007 by Lora DiFranco and Emma Bishop at Oberlin College.  So far they, with the help of their friends, have released five issues, the most recent Spring 2009 issue is the D.I.Y. Guide to Cleveland.  Other issues have covered the topics of water use and local foods.  They visit local high schools and colleges, and also spread the message through the Cleveland music scene as well.  Since Lora and Emma graduated in 2008, they have been putting the zine together in their spare time in the evenings and weekends.  Their mission is about environmental sustainability, but also community building as well.  This is a terrific resource for northeast Ohio, especially for young people who want to get more involved in these issues.  To learn more, check out their website at: http://www.greenlightzine.org/