Inspiring Today’s Youth to Help the Planet

Day 362“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

We are the ones, the ones with a few years of experience, that need to inspire the youth to take an interest in how they can make a difference in the world and help protect the planet. It is through our actions that they will learn and discover how they too can improve the current state of the planet. If there is no one to show them the way, they can easily become discouraged and convinced that what they do or don’t do for the environment does not matter.

I’m excited for the composting program to start at my children’s elementary school. This will be an amazing opportunity to teach children how food impacts the planet in various ways. Whether it is teaching them that the waste produced leads to methane emissions, a key component of global warming. Or showing them that wasting food takes away from those that really need it.

I also can’t wait to see what my high school daughters achieve at their school once their environmental club starts after the winter break. This club has so much potential to inspire a great deal of young people to take an active role in helping the planet. I know they will truly make a difference in their school and in their own communities.

Take a little time to find a way to encourage the young people in your life to take action and make a positive impact in their homes, schools and communities, to help the environment. The future looks bright knowing our children want to help.

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