Message from the Youth of Curitiba - 2007
We are children, students of Municipal Schools of Curitiba. In this letter we reassure the commitment showed in the first Mini-Conference about Biodiversity, in 2006: more and more we are engaged with the improvement of the quality of life in the environment where we live.
In our schools, Environmental Education happens through actions and projects which make us aware that preserving the environment is necessary and urgent.
We are one of the elements which are part of the Biodiversity and we live in an interdependent relation with nature. When we destroy or pollute, we damage all living beings, including ourselves.
We are part of the Urban Biodiversity and , as responsible people, we keep the commitment of taking care of our city and of proposing measures to decrease consumerism, to decrease the increasing production of garbage, the irrational use of water, the release of pollutant gases in the atmosphere, the cut down of trees, the traffic of forest animals and others, which may be harmful to our environment.
Recycling, saving, reusing, living well with oneself, with the others and with nature are part of these actions.
In Curitiba, there are green areas and we develop projects which have the goal of improving the citizens’ quality of life. However, our city and the other cities of the world keep growing. More and more we need to be conscious and keep searching for solutions for the social-environmental issues.
To live well in our city and in any city of the world, it is necessary to be a collaborator in the building of all people’s cities.
DO YOUR PART… WE ARE GOING TO DO OURS.
Students from the Municipal Schools of Curitiba, March 2007