African Universities See Wealth in Waste


By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities – almost 900 million more than today. Africa’s pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent’s population will be city dwellers.

And with great numbers of people comes an enormous amount of trash. […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

IMAX Launches “Big Picture” Initiative Partners With Un Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment



IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, “Big Picture,” as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the “big picture,” the understanding that the actions we […]

17 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

RECAP: Twitter Chat with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi for #YouthDay

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12 August 2015|Envoy’s news|

SEED Awards! Promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and  environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues?

Is it women-led?

Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led […]

12 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Students in Asia-Pacific Challenged on Sustainability

28 August 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

North America: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Application-Historical GIS Data to Reduce Erosion, United States of America

The purpose of our project was to design an assessment plan to identify stream way erosion using historical GIS-based (Geographic Information System) geophysical data. Storm water runoff from urban areas affects stream quality; as the population increases, so does the amount of impervious surface area and […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Africa: What Youth are doing for the Environment

Algerian Muslim Scouts * Elmanar *, Algeria

Project works to strengthen the spirit of environmental citizenship among students while working to give the successful models in environmental clubs in schools in order to disseminate in all schools of Algeria.

Plastics for pillows and teaching tools, Cameroon

Plastics littering has been reduced in or nearby our campus through the […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

West Asia: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Bring the rubbish get the gift, Iraq

Students were not aware of throwing rubbish into the bins. Unfortunately they had the behaviour of dumping the waste out of, especially around, the rubbish bins. We think that being gained a good habit to our children is not easy because of that, in this project one of our […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Asia and the Pacific: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Cakau Bula – Our Living Reef – Our heritage, Fiji

Kia Island is situated on the Great Sea Reef in Fiji; the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Increasing fishing pressure is damaging the marine ecosystem and resulting in lower catch, which has serious implications for the community’s livelihoods. The Reef Ranger’s programme, which began […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Europe: What Youth are Doing for the Environment

Californian worms, Macedonia

The production of healthy food requires great amount of organic fertilizer,which with the current development of the stock-breeding and the needs for vegetal production’s impossible to supply. On the other hand,faced with the enormous amount of organic waste(for example the tree leaves,which desolve in the parks)we asked ourselves ”can these potencial polluters of […]

29 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|