21st edition of the Earth Charter Youth Contest: And the winners are…

This year took place the 21st edition of the Earth Charter Youth Contest. Like each year, Green Cross Italia promoted this environmental education initiative in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Education. Its aim is to teach and inspire the youth to become real environment superheroes and find solutions to our Earth’s problems. This year’s theme was focused on one of the biggest problems humanity faces today: “Inizia da te: l’acqua (Starts with you: the water)”.

The huge participation of kids from kindergartens and primary schools in the context of the International Year on Water Cooperation shows how this generation is committed to the safeguard of our “blue gold”. About 18.500 participants out of the total 30.000 were under 12.

“The game of life is over without water”

“Water is life but it’s not infinite, there’s not a drop to lose in saving life”

 “All great men loved water. Save it and you’ll be great too”

These are some of the mottos created by the children during their learning paths: drawings, nursery rhymes, games and video clips, but also theatrical performances and town events. All their works prove that many small drops can really create a river of solidarity to support students from developing countries, who often have to walk for kilometers to ensure a few liters of water.

The list of the winning schools can be found here!

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