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
  social belonging Simply consumers or committed citizens? How to get informed about our rights?

fences & windows
 > citizens' participation
 > creating solidarity
 > peace & justice
 > overcoming racism
 > gender mainstream

empowered workers
 > labour access
 > tools of defence
 > demand for change

shareholders of community
 > driven by culture
 > sustainable cities
 > global networking

Citizenship and participation in community life are the pillars of this room. All over the world many people still lack access to goods and services just because of their class, race, gender, age... Here we talk about them and for them! So in the FACTS & FIGURES section, youíll find data on labour access - [youth & employment], [disabled people], [gender discrimination] -, political participation and representation - [elections & voting], [women in parliaments]. But, fortunately, all is not totally black... and at local and global levels civil society is organising itself and networking to move towards a more tolerant and inclusive world. The room swarms with initiatives about these questions. Take a glance at the DEPíT STORE and check out projects such as the BBC [video against racism] or [books about woman] from developing nations... Want to see what other young people are doing in their own communities? In the JOBS section you'll find a collection of organisations that work to build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives, such as [action without borders] and the [global fund for women]; or organisations that can help you volunteer abroad. Get inspired! In the TRAINERíS ROOM, learn how to organise [campaigns against animal testing] as an example of acting together and becoming empowered citizens. Amuse yourself playing the [election game] in the TEST & PLAY corner. What are you still waiting for? Discover the facts and figure out what you can do to make your community and this world a better place to live in!
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