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The USA Charter: Youth Charter of Responsibilities
Charting the Future: Youth Take on Climate Change is the community-based project in the US associated with the upcoming Children and Youth International Conference on the Environment: Let’s Take Care of the Planet .
On April 9-11, 2010, the Peer Learning Exchange was held on the campus of Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The Exchange was hosted by the FrontRange office of Earth Force, a national environmental education NGO. FrontRange staff provided homestays for all the youth and their adult chaperones.
Youth participants in Charting the Future met at the Peer Learning Exchange to share their research and action projects, present their local charters, discuss global environmental changes, and write the National Charter. Along with all the work, the young people expressed their hopes for the International Conference and their intentions for continuing their efforts in the months ahead. They also went on an environmental audit tour of the Regis University campus and visited Red Rocks, a natural rock formation amphitheatre outside Denver. To conclude the Peer Learning Exchange, the youth presented the National Charter to Deborah Parsons, aide to US Congresswoman Diane DeGette.
This national process has been entirely non-governmental, and possible only because of enormous amounts of donated time, space, and materials. We are grateful for the generosity and commitment of many people at Earth Force and Regis University and teachers in the participating communities. We appreciate our sponsors who provided one-fourth (25%) of the total cost of the national process:
Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind
Everything else was donated. As a result we completed a pilot project that will become the foundation for a more extensive project in the future, if we can secure funding.
April 11, 2010
The National Youth Charter of Responsibilities
The National Charter: Youth Charter of Responsibilities