Youth and the Environment
Ecology is the spiritual, physical, and practical relationship we have to the earth. The Freechild Project has found that around the world young people are advocating for protection and working to restore damaged environments. These groups teach us that each person has a personal and social responsibility to the world we live in, to act as a steward and advocate for the earth. Youth and the environment are wholly interdependent upon each other, and adults can follow their lead.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall
- Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!)
- Earth Force, Inc.
- Kids F.A.C.E-Kids For A Clean Environment
- “Youth and Climate Change” by United Nations Youth Division
- Environmental groups and resources serving K–12 schools on Wikipedia
Other tools are out there, too – share your thoughts in the comments below! For more information about how The Freechild Project can support youth engagement in the environment in your community or organization, contact us.