April 26, 2013

Thomson Reuters Launches Youth Perspectives on Sustainability Website

Youth-authored essays, videos, news articles and more provide youth perspectives on creating a more sustainable world

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has launched a new section on its Sustainability website that is devoted to voices and perspectives from youth around the globe on creating a more sustainable path for the future.

Youth Perspectives on Sustainability, launched as part of Earth Week 2013, draws together essays and videos written and produced by young people from dozens of different countries, discussing what the issue of sustainability means to them and their communities, as well as efforts they are personally undertaking to promote awareness and greater sustainability. Topics range from tips from students on how individuals can help reduce global warming to letters from Kenyan students to their government expressing the urgency of addressing climate change.

Partner organizations are tapping into their networks around the world to gather first-person perspectives from young people. These include the United Nations Environment Programme, which is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system, and myclimate, a project initially developed by students that has grown into one of the world’s most recognized and internationally active climate-protection organizations.

In addition, Youth Perspectives on Sustainability provides environmental- and climate-related news about events impacting world youth, gathered from the global news resources of Reuters. Topics recently covered range from how Mongolian teens are using rap and hip-hop to express the stresses of urbanization, to how gathering discarded plastic bags and other recycling projects is creating green jobs for young women in Africa.

“Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” said Stephane Bello, Chief Financial Officer, Thomson Reuters. “Sustainability from Thomson Reuters gives fresh voice to the current issues relating to this basic problem of preservation. It’s absolutely critical that the next generation should have their voice through the site.”

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