A few months ago over 800 scientists gave the world a wake-up call. They presented their joint world climate report, which stated: global warming is on the increase with fatal consequences for people, wildlife and plants. The weather has gone crazy, with more and more floods in some places and droughts in others while whole islands are in danger of sinking into the ocean.
How can we save the Earth? Quite simply: quickly.
The scientists also had some good news: it is still possible to avoid a major climatic disaster… if we act now. We only have a few years to turn things around.
The first thing to do is to find out what needs to be done.
Biologists are also alarmed: more and more wildlife and plant species are dying out. Rainforests are threatened, are being chopped down or burnt. The oceans are being fished clean or polluted, with disastrous results for people living near the coast.
Inform yourself about climate change and environmental damage. Find out what you can do yourself and what the politicians have to do, so that life on Earth can be preserved, in all its variety and beauty. Check out the following links:
Step21 aims to support the youth in its commitment for a manifold democracy. Values such as tolerance, civil courage and responsibility need spaces in which they can flourish. Without moralising, we support an active dialog with and among teenagers. Importantly, we estimate at the causes and sources, not at the symptoms of intolerance, hate and violence. We connect aspects of participation with social skills such as team and communication abilities with the goal that the effectiveness of our projects are long lasting. The motto of our work is empowerment. Youths should learn to seize their chances, find their concealed potential to become active and responsible members of society.
The United Nations has its own environment organization in Nairobi. Here you will find the pages for children and teenagers. Not only is there lots of background information but also tips on how you can help protect the climate.
Youth and Environment Europe is a platform for European youth organisations from 28 countries that study nature or are active for environment protection. YEE aims to encourage young people to get involved in environmental protection and to provide a platform where these organisations can collaborate.
European Youth and Environment
This European Union website offers a lot of interesting information on climate, water, waste and nature.
World Wildlife Fund
The WWF is an international organization for protecting nature. Here you will find lots of information on the animals of the world and their habitat.
This is about a campaign by the Climate-alliance for kindergarten and primary schools. Each journey made on foot, by bike, on in liners or by bus or train counts as one “green mile”.
You control your climate
On this European Union page you will find information on what you can do to protect the climate. Meant for grown-ups this site also offers lots of interesting tips for you.
So now you have the knowledge will you act on it?
Will you use it?
Here’s an amazing video showing a speech/plea by a 12 yr old. She is the spokesperson of a group called ECO (Environmental Children’s Organisation) of 12 and 13 year olds. Her words, concerns & the examples she gives are amazing!