Meet the Teens Who Will Save Our Planet!

September 13, 2023
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Watch out DC! The Youth Steering Committee is on the case! YSC is made up of students who are passionate about promoting climate-friendly, plant-based food to save our planet, animals, and people. These students create campaigns to change federal policies and encourage K-12 schools to adopt plant-based, sustainable menus and end factory farming. These young advocates are working to push a bill through Congress: The Healthy Future Students and Earth Pilot Program Act. The YSC was formed by Chilis on Wheels and Friends of the Earth. Eloísa Trinidad, the Executive Director of Chilis on Wheels, and 3 of the students in the Youth Steering Committee, Nitya Jakka, Nancy Zhang and Jasmine Hsieh, join us to talk about how they’re saving the planet. Learn more here:


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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of, a digital news network focusing on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named her Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, Jane was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA's 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received Last Chance for Animals’ Sam Simon Award and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s Woodstock Warrior award.

For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Before that, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities, and was also a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. Velez-Mitchell is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft. Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.

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