Earth Charter, 12.c.
“Honor and support the young people of our communities, enabling them to fulfill their essential role in creating sustainable societies.”
I am glad to inform that 12 new Earth Charter Youth / Student Groups have been started! These groups have decided to ally with the Earth Charter Initiative to promote sustainable ways of living in their communities.
Please, join me in welcoming the following groups to the Earth Charter youth network:
Better World Cameroon Earth Charter Youth Group
ECYG de leut’s environment
ECYG For Sustainability and Peace Ghana
ECYG THE PIGOP
Students for Global Sustainability – University of Nairobi (SfGS-UoN)
ECYG Youth Vision Alliance Network
Earth Charter Youth Group Get Organized for Change
ECYG Fresh & Young Brains Development
Africa Intercultural Development Support Trust [AIDEST], an – All Africa Sustainable Development Organization
Earth Charter Ukraine for Education for All
As an example for other groups, I want to share with you an email that I received from Herman J.B. Kizito, a youth group coordinator of the newest Ugandan Earth Charter Youth Group. This email shows a great example on how a new Earth Charter group can start their actions:
“We have begun a series of strategic and promotional / awareness actions and outreach campaigns involving:
- Primary and Elementary Schools Outreach programmes discussing the Earth Charter concepts, opportunities and needs to get connected. These schools range with enrollment capacities of 150 children to 2000 and more, ages 6 years to 14 years old; boys and girls. Some of these schools have expressed their interests to promote their goals worldwide under the AECON banners. Uganda has over 2000 primary schools be it Public or Private or Faith-Based, yet, already AECON has access to 300 of these in all regions of the country. Our assessments of their individuals show that most would like to start School Environmental Clubs, School gardens, Exchange visits as well as Waste Recycling Project, but they lack funds, let alone Educational materials.
- Community Green Enterprises Programme has been started, we are planting trees, collecting and recycling garbage.
- Networking is on; we are interacting with other Stakeholders.
- Forwarding Earth Charter internet contacts to others; we are already passing on the Earth Charter information to many for direct contacts, asking that they do the same.”
More free / low-cost ideas can be found here.
If you are interested in joining the Earth Charter youth network, check out through this link what can you do to work for more sustainable future!
Welcome to the Earth Charter youth network,
Earth Charter International Youth Facilitator