This greening toolkit was constructed with young people in mind.
It is the third in a series of toolkits that advance sustainability. The first two focused on the office and home for Deloitte employees. Now, as part of the Greening the next generation program at Deloitte, our emphasis is not only on the children of Deloitte but young people everywhere. We hope that “children of all ages” will benefit.
We all share the same world. How we treat the environment directly influences the quality of our lives now and in the years to come. Each of us has to decide the role we will play.
This toolkit is exactly what it is named—a kit of tools for you to use. It will give you information so you can understand the impact of your actions. It suggests ways to be more friendly to the environment. Links to the Internet are listed where you can learn more. But remember this toolkit is only a tool; it’s up to you to make the right choice.
If you are a parent, we hope this toolkit will be helpful as you teach good principles to your children. If you are an adult relative or friend of young people, think about being a positive influence in their lives.
If you are among the youth of the world, this toolkit is for you. Learn from both the wisdom and mistakes of others. The future is yours. An awesome responsibility? Sure. But no generation has ever been more aware or more capable of making the tough decisions that need to happen. Make our world a better place.