Peace Corps Official
Youth worldwide are demonstrating interest in and enthusiasm for preserving and protecting the environment. They believe they can and they want to contribute to concrete solutions. At the same time, there are environmental problems: depletion of natural resources such as forests and rain forests, endangered species, air and water pollution, poor or nonexistent waste disposal, and protection and restoration of parks and urban areas.
This booklet introduces ideas, concepts, and examples that combine youth development and environment activities. It is written for interested youth, Peace Corps Volunteers, their counter- parts, Peace Corps staff, teachers, local or national government officials, parents, and community members. Much of the booklet's content was contributed by young people, Volunteers and Peace Corps staff and youth development workers.