THE MILLENNIAL TRAINS PROJECT (MTP) is a non-profit organization that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys for diverse groups of young innovators (and virtual audiences) to explore America's new frontiers. From May 21-31, 2015, a group of 26 millennial changemakers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and community leaders will travel by train across the American South, stopping in a new city each day to advance innovative and socially-impactful projects in collaboration with local stakeholders. (from the MTP site)
The Invasive Species initiative on mtp
ISI will highlight innovative approaches to invasive species management in each stop on the Millennial Trains Project through interviews of locals who are taking the problem into their own hands, one invasive species at a time. These projects involve chefs, storeowners, professors, school kids, and more. The goal is to tell their stories.
Interviews will be documented through photos, videos, blogs, and social media and will emphasize A) How they got involved with invasive species management, B) Their plans for management in the future, and C) Advice for others interested in making a difference in their own communities.