Here’s some information about organizations and programs that can help you to take action now!
Earth Rangers is a Canada-based non-profit organization whose mission is to partner with children to ‘Bring Back the Wild’ by helping to protect biodiversity. On Earthrangers.com, children can play 25 free games, enter members-only contests for awesome prizes, create a unique avatar by earning avatar items, and discover amazing facts and
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Earth Scouts are affiliated with Earth Charter USA and offer ways for children and youth to make a positive difference in their homes, schools and communities.
Peace Pals encourage young people ages 5-19 to become peacemakers dedicated to living in the spirit of the words. May Peace Prevail on Earth.
iEARN(International Education and Resource Network)
Is the world’s largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world
Global youth-driven network of young people concerned with communities, animals, and the environment, presents a model to engage youth based on knowledge, compassion, and action
The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is intended to facilitate collaboration between UN agencies and other organizations working with children and young people (such as schools, youth and civil society groups, NGOs and government institutions). The objective is to create a gateway to facilitate the engagement of young people in activities of key environmental and social concern at the local and international level.
Recognising the importance of environment education to Scouting around the world, the World Organization of the Scout Movement are focussing their attentions on developing new initiatives in this field, supporting Scouts to be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to tackle the environmental challenges they face.
Global Kids’ programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21 st century workplace and participate in the democratic process.
Red Cross and Red Crescent youth comprise more than half of the active volunteers of our Movement. They are active at local, national, regional and international level. Learn more about who they are here!
Teens for Planet Earth
On-line resource for teens on environmental issues. Provides case studies of teams, such as environmental education through the arts and waste management in Bangladesh; articles, books, and links to other resources; news; way to take action including an action plan and service-learning projects.
Rainforests in the Classroom
Online resource about rainforest activities and campaigning. Information sheets on topics such as wood, oil, rainforests; network of over 5,000 teachers receive newsletters; poetry, poster and letter drives and contests; an animated feature Forest Family Forever! (story of a thousand year old grandfather tree who teaches his grandson Sappy about the wonders of the rainforests and what kids can do to save them); Rainforest Heroes program for kids: RainforestHeroes.com http://rainforestheroes.com/ where they can send letters to campaign.
Save Our Seas Foundation for Kids
Non-profit to implement and support diverse programs aimed at education, protection and conservation of the marine environment around the world. Site for kids has games, quizzes, facts, coloring, photos, ability to draw, sounds; site for teens has information, glossary, ways to help; main site has projects, information on marine life and conservation, multimedia library, environmental news, facts, and images.
Program to provide information on environmental issues to children, to encourage and facilitate involvement with effective environmental action and to recognize those efforts which result in the improvement of nature. Developed by children. Topic and information on recycling, building, and planting; membership free to teachers and students; online community.
Resource for students and teachers on energy. Site for students include information about energy conservation, science projects, links to resources, puzzles, games, movies, information about scientists, homework help, facts, news, link for teachers and parents with resources including videos, books, and lesson plans.
Resources that combines classroom activities with hands-on learning projects. Posters, tools, lessons, newsletters for teachers about topics from living wisely to water to energy; interactive information for students.
A web-based international classroom for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. The Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger lessons have been developed as a starting point for teachers to introduce the topic of world hunger to their students with three easy to introduce teaching modules have been developed for use by each of three levels of education – primary, intermediate, and secondary – all of which cover, in varying degrees of complexity, the lessons and teaching materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Bahasa Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Kiswahili on the site, CD-ROM or print.
Organization that uses the Internet, print and broadcast media to leverage the power of young people and give voice. Case studies of activities, including environment work; resources include study abroad, news, information, publications, collections around topics; youth-published materials.
A child-friendly, comprehensive resource centre – presenting information on all sorts of issues relating to sustainability principles. Site for educators and parents include: educational concepts about the programs; CD-ROMs; news and information; software and products; site for students include information on waste, water, energy, air. Links to sustainable education programs in Australia, US, and UK.
Resource with focus on kindness to animals, natural habitats, good citizenship, and peaceful conflict resolution. Classroom newspaper that is a cross-curricular teaching tool with facts, brainteasers, projects, profiles, forum for stories and opinions, games; published at three reading levels; teacher guide and lesson plans.
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change (Youth)
This site links to youth-friendly case studies on the environment and climate change. Interactive games allow children and youth to understand environmental issues in an interactive way. Links to many resources in the United Nations system that discuss climate change. Informative resource for children and teachers.
You think! But do you Know?
Site developed by the World Bank for children and youth to learn about global issues such as human rights, gender, the environment, globalization, HIV/AIDS, water, etc. Interactive games, fact sheets, and quizzes teach about global perspectives on environment and other issues.