Children Go Green


Associating with and saving the Earth should be your priority and in many parts of the world it is children like you that have stepped up to help save the Earth. 

1. New Delhi, India
In New Delhi, students of a local school gathered together on a huge ground to stand in line to form the words, 'BAN THE BULB'. The students also walked through the streets with petitions and got people to sign them with a promise that they would stop using bulbs that wasted energy. Students can take many small steps to help save the environment. Something as simple as choosing the right kind of bulb can make a difference to the environment. And what's more, every step a child takes makes an adult sit up and take notice.

2. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
In Yogyakarta, Indonesian children and members of non-profit groups have helped release baby Olive Ridley turtles back into the sea. As an endangered species, these turtles need help from the human race to survive and Indonesian children have been taught to preserve and conserve nature. Most schools in Indonesia have now introduced a care-fornature programme for elementary school students. As part of this, the children go on regular nature walks where they identify birds, plants and other natural objects. The children then come back and write stories about them. Does your school have a care-for-nature programme? If not, why not suggest it to your teacher or your parents?

3. Beijing, China
In Beijing, China, schools regularly organise competitions where children participate and express their ideas and thoughts on how to save the planet. They paint those aspects of nature that need the most human help because they believe these natural resources might get lost without human intervention. They also suggest ways in which adults can help conserve the environment. In the Philippines, the President of the Teguis Children's Association for Active Participation is only 16 years old. Yet she and the members of her association are very active in conserving nature. As children of fishermen in the small islands that make up the Philippines, these children know how hard it is to survive without Mother Nature's helping hand. So they plant mangroves as this helps increase their parents' catch of fish. They also try to plant as many trees as possible as they know that this will protect the islands from typhoons and sudden swells in the waves caused by storms.