The Green Youth Movement (GYM) continues to show the world how easy and wonderful living green can be. This fall, GYM stepped out onto the runway, in its fashionable green glory as a sponsor for The Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show. The young ladies sported T-shirts with their statement for this season…”Green is the New Black”. Produced by Mikey Koffman of The Gallery LA, this eco-friendly fashion show was a highlight of Los Angeles Fashion weekend, featuring the gorgeous designs from four fabulously sustainable lines: Kristinit, Keokjay, Jonano, and Emily Factor.
These vibrant designs showcased how cutting edge and couture sustainable clothing can be. These designers break the mold (and the stereotypes of eco-friendly fashion) and show the world that being green and high fashion can go hand in hand. From the more subtle chique tones of Jonano to the vibrant autumn colors of Emily Factor, it would be impossible not to fall in love with one of these stunning fall pieces.
GYM was able to have a huge presence at this event. A video clip of its founder, Ally Maize, was played to share with the audience green Youth Movement’s mission statement. In addition, president, Chloe Mills, and vice president Emma Gersh shared with the audience their passion for preserving our planet the knowledge of how to do so among their peers. Alongside these two outstanding young ladies were twenty-some teenage girls donning GYM t-shirts, representing their love for this cause and their dedication to increasing environmental awareness and ways to live sustainable lives to those around them.
On October 16th, 2010, high fashion met high ambition as LA Fashion Weekend displayed “green” fashion and The Green Youth Movement displayed bright, driven youth committed to making a change for the better. Not only do the young ladies of GYM promote their goal of educating our youth, they live by their creed as they promoted the latest program, “Project Green Dream” donating slightly worn gowns to young ladies for the upcoming holiday season and proms. Rochelle Maize, co-founder of GYM stated in an earlier interview, “Our youth is our future. We are all in this together and only together will we be able to make a difference, not only here in the U.S., but the world.”
A three-day runway marathon, L.A. Fashion Weekend was held at Sunset Gower Studios over the weekend. It was in the heart of Hollywood, but instead of featuring movie stars at the studio, fresh and seasoned stars of the fashion world were getting the spotlight. They were spreading a lot of glamour and rocker-chic stuff on the runway, but it was very apparent that more eco-friendly designs were in vogue.
An enormously popular proportion of this year's LA Fashion Week came in the form of eco-friendly/enviromently conscious motivating fashion inspirations that focused on beautiful and stylish, natural, organic fabulous clothes. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit, the Green Youth Movement (GYM) presented a gatherinf of glitz and glamour meets runway elegance with its: "THE GREEN INITIATIVE: Humanitarian Fashion Show" held at the Sunset Gower Studios, in Hollywood, California.
"We are students who are concerned about the environment. Our Mission is to educate kids and teens about enviromental awareness, eco-friendly behavior and small steps that can make a big difference for the future!"
Green Youth Movement founder Ally Maize, 16, is the recipient of a $1,000 savings bond after being named “ABC Cool Kid,” by the Channel 7 station for her efforts to promote greener lifestyles through education in local schools.
When she first clicked on the Prius Web site, Ally Maize realized she cared more about going green, than what color car she would look good driving into Archer School for Girls parking lot.
Product Review: Live Green Kit: I really appreciate when something like this is brought to my attention! I’d like to start by telling you about the non-profit organization, Green Youth Movement. This organization, founded by 17 year old Ally Maize, started with the simple idea of teaching kids how to be “green”. Ally and other environmentalist teens have made a big impact on the world with the Green Youth Movement! Way to go!!! Their mission is to educate kids and teens about environmental awareness, eco-friendly behavior and small steps that collectively embraced by this age-group can make a big difference for the future.
The Green Youth Movement (GYM) is comprised of students who are concerned about the environment. As an Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization founded by Ally Maize at the young age of 15, GYM aims to educate kids and teens about environmental awareness, green living and sustainability. Collectively, this age group can make a big difference in reducing environmental impacts for a brighter, greener future. For more information and/or to get involved, please visit www.greenyouthmovement.org.
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