OFF emphasizes personal responsibility to respect and consider the environmental impact of our day-to-day, carbon consuming lives. In a time when climate change caused by human activity is causing world-wide catastrophe and irreversible damage, it is more critical than ever to change the way we use energy and to understand the connection between the health of the environment and our survival as a human race. We emphasize the connectedness of each layer and dimension of a forest ecosystem, and how decisions made regarding the restoration or destruction of a forest in one place can have far-reaching and even global impact. Student that participate in our programs are trained in environmental education leadership and are given the knowledge and tools necessary to be environmental leaders for their peers and into the future. We collaborate with other organizations with similar goals and have become recognized as an effective partner on various projects.