Children

At the Children's Conference on Environmental Problems, held in Ulan-Ude, Lake Baidal, Russia, from 4-11 August 1993, children learned what they could do to solve environmental problems. The organizers believe the most important and dangerous environmental problems facing children now are the pollution of air, water and soil, as well as deforestation and ozone depletion. Participants used the conference to make appeals to the United Nations and the governments of countries who were represented at the conference.

Peace Child International, was engaged by UNICEF, UNESCO and UNEP to create a children's edition of Agenda 21. It contains pictures, stories, interviews with environmentalists, comments from politicians, and background from UN experts in simple language that can be easily understood by children.

The Center for Psychology and Social Change, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital, is conducting an experiential environmental program for children called "Earth Ranger" that encourages their natural curiosity and helps them understand their relationship with the earth as a living system. Environmental activities and values are infused throughout the year into all areas of learning. Upon completion of the year the children earn a badge and graduate as "Earth Rangers."