the UNEP magazinefor youth. To view currentand past issues of thispublication online,please visit www.unep.org
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Karen Eng, Deborah Woolfson
Head, UNEP’s Children and Youth Unit
Edward Cooper, Ecuador
Dandee Bitancor, Philippines;Alfredo Díaz, Colombia; Alperen Dülge, Turkey;Claire Hastings, Canada; Chelsie Mitchell,Canada; Daniela Jaramillo Troya, Ecuador; RiskaMirzalina, Indonesia; David Osiany, Kenya; LeaSimma, Sweden.
James Balog, Extreme IceSurvey; Terry Cook, Extreme Ice Survey; ReynaldoCutanda, Bayer; Julia Hoppenhau, Bayer; LewisGordon Pugh; Justin Lamoureux; Fred Pearce;Rosey Simonds and David Woollcombe, PeaceChild International; Sport, Extreme Ice Survey;Stephanie Snider, Vancouver 2010.Printed in the United Kingdom
The contents of this magazine do not necessarily re-ﬂect the views or policies of UNEP or the editors,nor are they an ofﬁcial record. The designations em-ployed and the presentation do not imply the expres-sion of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEPconcerning the legal status of any country, territoryor city or its authority, or concerning the delimitationof its frontiers or boundaries.
Editorial 3White and green 4Vancouver: greenest city 6Taking part 8Green shoots 9Big feet, big ideas 10The human crisis 12Racing downhill 14Daughter of necessity 16Keep winter white 18TUNZA answers your questions 18The snowball effect 20Man of the mountains: Lonnie Thompson 21Seven icy wonders 22
UNEP and Bayer, the German-basedinternational enterprise involvedin health care, crop science andmaterials science, are working together to strengthen young people’senvironmental awareness and engagechildren and youth in environmentalissues worldwide.
The partnership agreement, renewedto run through 2010, lays down abasis for UNEP and Bayer to enlargetheir longstanding collaboration tobring successful initiatives to countriesaround the world and develop newyouth programmes. Projects include:TUNZA Magazine, the InternationalChildren’s Painting Competition onthe Environment, the Bayer YoungEnvironmental Envoy in Partnershipwith UNEP, the UNEP TunzaInternational Youth/Children’sConference, youth environmentalnetworks in Africa, Asia Paciﬁc, Europe,Latin America, North America and WestAsia, the Asia-Paciﬁc Eco-Minds forum,and a photo competition, ‘Ecology inFocus’, in Eastern Europe.
UNEP promotesenvironmentally sound practicesglobally and in its own activities. Thismagazine is printed on 100% recycled paper,using vegetable-based inks and other eco-friendly practices. Our distribution policy aimsto reduce UNEP’s carbon footprint.
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