Tomorrow my territory 20 Training young people in eco-citizenship

Youth Action

November 2019

Agence pour l’Environnement et la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)

The 20 factsheets in the collection « demain MON TERRITOIRE » have been designed to give candidates and elected officials practical keys to take action, to open up the field of possibilities based on the experiences of other elected officials, from small towns to conurbations, large urban areas or sparsely populated areas. In the four corners of France, both in metropolitan France and in the French Overseas Territories, many of them are taking action, together with the players in their territories, to prepare for the future by taking action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. With its knowledge and presence throughout the country, ADEME supports them with its tools, activities and financial aid.

Why is it important to educate youth about good deeds?

Young people play a vital role in the evolution of our society and particularly in environmental matters. Increasingly sensitive to environmental protection and climate issues, children and adolescents are the best ambassadors of good deeds for the planet. However, it is not always easy to mobilize young people on issues that may seem technical to them, such as climate change. Through its actions in schools, in conjunction with the teaching staff, and in extra-curricular activities, with leisure and activity centres, the community has an essential lever of action to involve the youngest in its environmental policy and to train future eco-citizens.

How do you do it?