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Theme Report for September 2019- Youth and the Environment

by Aaditya Singh | 21-09-2019 17:39 recommendations 1

An apt topic resonating with the promise that today’s youth hold for a better tomorrow!

On the personal front, I have been an environmental activist and keen participant in eco-conservation activities since early childhood, as also striving to spread awareness in the community. I have initiated, worked and participated in many events, activities and projects that I have been sharing on this forum. Some of the relevant reports can be accessed below.


My participation in ‘Fridays for Future’ Movement in Austria



My recent Eco Project with reusable cloth bags



Series of 5 Reports on my World Environment Day Activities



My poem and drawing on the Topic 'Go Green'



My participation in ‘Trust for Sustainable Living’ Schools Debates and Awards



‘Living Green’ Awareness Event organized by me for young children



Series of 6 reports on my World Environment Day Activities


What can youth do for the environment?

This is a question that is often asked.

I say that 'ICE' is what we can do for the environment…

'I' for Innovate, Initiate and Inspire

'C' for Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate

'E' for Educate, Endeavor and Enterprise

In order to go ahead in a positive way towards the conservation of our natural environment, likeminded innovative eco enthusiasts must join hands towards the benefit of the environment, ourselves and our planet. To this end, in addition to individual efforts it is very important for all stakeholders to collaborate to collectively redolve environmental issues. So, besides mentioning my own action, through this report I want to introduce fellow members to a youth oriented environmental alliance in Europe.

Researching for the monthly theme report topic introduced me to an exciting opportunity as I found out about YEE a collaboration of youth oriented environmental groups in Europe. I have promptly sent a request to join the local organization in Austria, ÖNJ – Die Österreichische Naturschutzjugend (German words that mean-The Austrian nature conservation youth), and I await their response.


About YEE

‘Youth and Environment Europe’ (YEE) is a wonderful initiative to bring together many European youth organizations that deal with studying nature and actively engage in environmental protection. With enthusiastic participation from member organizations from 26 countries, all have but one goal- protecting the environment. The main focus is to encourage youth to be involved in environmental protection, through a platform that offers collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Activities are organised and carried out by young people under the age of 30. YEE sets up and actively encourages action to increases understanding, knowledge and appreciation of nature. The organisation has already succeeded in raising awareness of environmental problems among young people in Europe.



YEE's aim is to promote the commitment of youth to the principles of environmental conservation so that young people’s voluntary actions can be stimulated and molded to ensure protection and rational use of the Earth’s resources. They strongly believe that environmental problems have no borders. This creates the opportunity to act together in order to address these problems in local communities through joint activities. However, YEE also takes an international stance where they intend to raise public awareness about environmental problems.



YEE has taken a leadership role for a specific mission. They plan to unite as many environmental youth non-profit organisations in Europe as they can in order to create a system that enhances international cooperation, increases knowledgeable sources about nature, raises awareness of environmental problems thereby strengthening participation of youth in environmental decision-making.


Main activities

  • Supporting the work of member organisations
  • Promoting the widest possible exchange of information, ideas and experience among members
  • Organizing European/local projects including awareness events, educational campaigns, training courses, youth exchanges etc.
  • Arranging publications and working groups
  • Introducing a variety of projects to the participating youth for imparting reliable knowledge and hands on experience.

A great example is the ‘Take A Green Stand’ Campaign, which is the final stage of the bigger ‘Active Youth - Better Environment’ Project. The project included workshops and training courses that focused on presenting international climate change frameworks to young people; as well as encouraged young people to participate more by presenting tools on how they can implement these frameworks on a local level and still have a global effect.


YEE has received support from significant worldwide organisations that deal with environment conservation, including European Environmental Bureau, European Youth Forum and UNEP.  

I am keeping an eye on the YEE website to explore participation opportunities.





My drawing 'Go Green'

My Drawing Go Green


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Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Aaditya

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Youth and the Environment

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-10-2019 18:53

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Aaitya!
    You are certainly a hero of the planet! I can see that you are truly interested in preserving the environment and take special care to it. Fortunately, there seem to be many environmental groups, or campaigns that youths can easily participate. All they need is little research and dedication to the environment. YEE looks like a very good initiative that youths can join. I hope more and more youths participate in eco-friendly activities.
    Thank you for the informative report!

    Posted 27-09-2019 12:53

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Thank you so much for the informative report.
    Keep writing.
    Posted 24-09-2019 02:41

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Thank you so much for such an informative report.
    Keep writing and shining.
    Warm regards,
    Meena Pandey
    Posted 22-09-2019 03:08

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