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Why The Young Are Not Leading The Fight Against Climate Change

Connecting young people to the natural world in an authentic manner is essential for preparing the next generation to develop the solutions needed - from preparing for the changes we'll experience due to climate change to ensuring sufficient resources for an ever-growing population. Rich Louv's work is important in bringing this issue to the forefront for parents, educators, and policy makers. As the director of Ocean Discovery Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering urban and diverse young people through science, I have seen (through experience and the literature) that in order for young people to be empowered to innovate and conserve, they must understand the world around them and believe that they can make a difference.

November 30, 2012 at 11:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )