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Young Activist Club teams up with Washington Nationals to Celebrate Earth Day!

| Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Apr 24, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

YAC Nats Starting 9 ILSR’s Brenda Platt co-leads the Young Activist Club of Takoma Park, Maryland.  On Earth Day, April 22, the Washington Nationals baseball team honored the Club by inviting 9 members to be the Starting 9 for the Nats’ game against the Cardinals.

After the first pitch by EPA acting administrator Bob Perciasepe, members of the Young Activist Club took up each of the player’s positions, the players ran out and greeted the kids, and the kids ran off the field.  The announcer mentioned that the Club is working to get rid of styrofoam in its school and community. Great recognition for the Club!


We enjoyed free tix to the game, which could only have been improved by a Nats win.  Next time!

YAC Nats Prez Club group

For more photos, please visit the Young Activist Club facebook page.


Brenda Platt

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Brenda Platt is the Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and heads up its Composting Makes $en$e and Composting for Community projects.

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