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Vol 6 No 1
the UNEP magazinefor youth. To view currentand past issues of thispublication online,please visit www.unep.org
United Nations EnvironmentProgramme (UNEP)
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Director of Publication
Karen Eng, Julie Kavanagh
Head, UNEP’s Children and Youth Unit
Edward Cooper, Ecuador
Carlos Bartesaghi Koc,Peru; Anne Bertucio, United States of America;Clare Easton, Australia; Richard Graves, UnitedStates of America; Claire Hastings, Canada;Rik Jacquemyn, Togo; Ruchi Jain, India; Jairus Josol, Philippines; Adam MacIsaac, Canada;Midori Kitahashi, Japan; Ben Mains, UnitedStates of America; Karthikeyan Natarajan,India; Sara Svensson, Sweden; Dmitri Tasmali,Turkey; Robert vanWaarden, Canada
Catherine Candano,UNEP; Fred Pearce; Rosey Simonds and DavidWoollcombe, Peace Child InternationalPrinted in the United Kingdom
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Editorial 3Kicking the habit 4Unlocking the future 5Lights out 6Flicking the switch on standby 6TUNZA answers your questions 7Green cities 8How high is your carbon awareness? 9Good ideas 10Every little helps 10Counting carbon 12Titanic struggle 14Anatomy of a climate change campaign 15Low carbon chic 16Making a stand 18Techno-genius... 20Seven 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 Americaand West Asia, the Asia-Paciﬁc Eco-Minds forum, and a photo competition,‘Ecology in Focus’, in Eastern Europe.