Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspiring teens

Action for Nature recently honored teens around the world for their environmental work. The Young Eco-Hero Awards highlighted minors age 9 to 16 in Germany, India, Ivory Coast, Pakistan and the United States.

Their efforts included
* founding a local chapter of a pharmaceutical take-back program (P2D2)
* presenting an environmental education program to hundreds of students
* replacing trees
* campaigning against climate change
* creating a drug disposal program (Stop Throwing Out Pharmaceuticals)
* ending destructive bush fires
* removing invasive plants
* building an environmental center

Congratulations to these innovative and persistent teenagers!

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