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We are so grateful to God, because there are still three environmental young leaders in Indonesia which dare to help conserve the environment in a sustainable way. They are Achmad Solikhin, Haqqy Rerian Erlangga and Anggita Putri Chaerani. Achmad Solikhin is a student at the Bogor Agricultural University, majoring from the Forestry Faculty. He is highly passionate about the environment and forestry. Haqqy Rerian Erlangga is a student at the University of Riau, majoring from the...


“All kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, etc. are sold here along with meat from butcher shops. The sanitation conditions are horrid and the animals are kept in cruel conditions. Moreover keeping raw meat next to domesticated animals presents a huge sanitation and health issue.” – Aown K., 19 years, World Wildlife Foundation See more photographs in Voices of Youth Urgency Rank Prototype Tester Gallery:http://flic.kr/s/aHsjKaNwM5 How can we measure the urgency of envir...


This is part 2 of an interview with environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. Read part 1 here. And what are some of the things that the branches of Earth Guardians do? One of the big things is education and inspiring other young people to create young leaders in their communities, so that you have a place to go to when you want to make a difference in your community. It really depends on where you are on the globe. Our group in Africa, they have about 50 kids t...


Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is a 13 year old environmental activist from Boulder, Colorado in the USA. He was in New York this week for the UN General Assembly side events and Voices of Youth had the opportunity to speak to this remarkable young man. Part One VOY: How are you involved in civic and social activism? I’ve been involved in activism since I was 6 years old when I did my first public speaking engagement, and since then I’ve been working in my community with othe...


Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


Everything is about digital nowadays. Technology, especially internet, has helped us a lot in doing many things. The most common thing that has been shared is information. The easiness to share everything is used by many people for education, too. You can find a lot of digital books in so many versions, and even you can download it for free. You also can download any presentations if you want to learn simpler. Sometimes, we find it hard to buy the books because somehow the cost...


You say garbage can? Sure, a garbage can! There is a school in South Sulawesi called SMKN 1 Pinarang that opens a method called Garbage Bank. Garbage Bank is a system that actually runs a simple rule like the real bank, where you can get money as you invest your trash in that bank. The trash that can be invested is dry-trash or inorganic trash. The trash that you give will be weighted and you will get the money depends on the weight of your trash. The principal of this schoo...


I wonder why my campus allows students to smoke in the campus area. It just doesn't make any sense how a sacred and honoured institution like university gives permission for student-smokers. Pay a visit to the canteen, you will sense the haze that comes from cigarettes filling the air. There is just a small room left for fresh air. What makes you fit in my campus' canteen? Cigarettes probably do since a lot of people use it to be socially accepted. Hence, no one seems to...


The University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate is an ongoing connection project between UMD students and The World Bank about climate change. The event has taken place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, and Dr. Sibilski, the professor of the university's contemporary social problems class took several students to the event to encourage young people to connect for climate change. After the event, the whole sociology class which consists of 50 students ass...