OWN: One with Nature Campaign

The One with Nature (OWN) campaign facilitates teen exploration of urban nature with other teens. Teens participate in maker, upcycling, gardening, beach clean-up, environmental restoration and other fun activities - all in the effort to build a greener Chicago. 

OWN activities are a part of the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) program, which is a groundbreaking initiative that joins together learning opportunities for young people in a way that allows them to think about, pursue, and develop their interests -- breaking down the false barriers between learning that happens in school and learning that happens outside of school.  Through CCOL, OWNers can earn digital badges for their green activities. 

Follow the youth-led OWN campaign's activities on Facebook, and for more information or to join, contact Deb Kerr at deb@youthmuse.me.