We officially launched DOT around Earth Day 2010 – a little over 1 year ago, and today we crossed a serious milestone: 100,000 DOTs from students across the country.
That’s 100,000 conversations – many of them from students talking to students in their own schools.
It means that 100,000 people pledging to make changes in their own lives that would help our environment and cool our climate.
This is a groundswell.
DOTs came in from all over the country in the last year – from rural towns in Maine to the busy streets of Los Angeles, from the mountain towns of Colorado to the back-country of Arkansas, and from high school students in New York City, San Francisco and many places in between. They came in from school-wide assemblies, solar-powered laptops on our Connect the DOTs Biobus tour and celebrities. This is a web of change that spreads across the United States.
DOT has been – and remains – a bridge for students who see the ACE Assembly to apply their knowledge to make a positive impact on the planet. It’s an invitation to action. And it’s working.
2011 has been a great for ACE milestones – we’ve just reached our 850,000th student with our award-winning assembly, trained more than 1,000 students in our leadership trainings and have seen more than 700 projects completed in schools across the country…