A New Generation of Heroes for the Planet

Today's children--born into disposable diapers, weaned on throwaway juice boxes and spoon-fed from single-serving snack cups--are avid consumers of the culture of convenience. But theirs is also the first generation to learn the three Rs of environmentalism (reduce, recycle, reuse), right along with the more traditional Rs of grade school.

Their precocious commitment to the environment can be credited in large measure to an international legion of educators dedicated to instilling Earth appreciation in young people. This week, in a special 13-page report, we feature leading environmental educators, along with some of the enterprising youngsters they have inspired. The report coincides...

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