unep unesco youthXchange - towards sustainable lifestyles
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Planet Earth is facing a severe global crisis. Inefficient consumption and production patterns are putting an unbearable strain on our planet. youthxchange is designed to help trainers and individuals to understand and communicate on sustainable lifestyles.
respecting our bodies looking for a place social belonging
packaging yourself carrying the torch pay the right price
awakening your soul clean up your fun looking ahead
  awakening your
soul
Our needs are not only material. Building our own identity means also feeding our soulÖ


spirits of globalisation
 > self, not selfish
 > fun-da-mental
 > seeds of simplicity

building yourself
 > opening windows
 > expressing yourself
 > practicing hobbies

cults & myths
 > restless spirit
 > magic & fantasy
 > hidden persuaders

Welcome to the room that nurtures the human spirit! Here youíll find all you need to help you open windows and express yourself...eventually feeding your soul! Get a breath of fresh air in our FACTS & FIGURES section; discover the most preferred hobbies for young people [youth & free time]. Are you looking for alternatives to over-consumption patterns? Questing for simpler lifestyles? Trying to escape mediaís invasive control? Take a glance at the [voluntary simplicity] experiences from all around the world and the [youth & ads exposure] facts. Are you interested in sharing your passion for music and literature with other young people? Then you should absolutely visit [beyond star search] and [literary magazine] in the DEPíT STORE section. And thatís not all! If you think that art, music and poetry can have a big role in imparting joy, courage, and hope to the people of the world, that they can empower marginalised people...then you absolutely must go to our JOBS section and check out the [global poetry] spotlight and meet [Tim Rollins] and his Ďkids of survivalí. If you are a teacher, donít wait to visit the TRAINERíS ROOM to check out our classwork suggestions on mediaís persuasive power and on how to decode [food & drinks ads]. Finally, if you agree that thereís no better way to approach serious issues than with irony, follow us to the TEST & PLAY section and the sustainable consumer game - [to buy or not to buy?] -. Enjoy.
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