"Many Kids Take A Passion For The Planet Back To School"

"For many kids, heading back to school means more than resuming classes and homework. It means getting back to clubs and student organizations focused on sustainability — everything from composting and recycling to reducing food waste and promoting cleaner oceans and waterways.

“Young people tend to be incredibly active in sustainability issues, much more so than many adults,” says April Peebler, executive director of Heirs to our Oceans (H2OO), a Berkeley, California-based organization that tries to help 12- to 17-year-olds from around the world learn about and advocate for the environment.

“There’s a lot of passion there, and a strong desire to deal with the problems facing the environment that they are going to be inheriting,”"

Katherine Roth reports for the Associated Press August 29, 2019.

Source: AP, 08/30/2019