Everyone should take part in protecting our planet, including students! On Oct. 1-3, Seoul National University hosted the 2016 U.N. Youth Environmental Conference. Over 300 students from elementary to high school were divided into six committees - Disposable Products, Recycling, Food Waste, Energy Cycling, Marine Debris, and Electronic Waste.
Monika MacDevette, the Deputy Director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation for the U.N.’s environmental program, started the event with a speech to the students. She said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Emphasizing the need for teamwork, Korea’s young people discussed environmental issues and came up with solutions to put into future action!
Kyu-nam Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Who participated in this conference for protecting the environment?
2. Where was this event held?
1. Did you ever do something to protect the environment? What was it?
2. Would you like to have participated in this event? Why? or why not?