Earth Force Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (fwd)

Jason Edward Floyd jfloyd at
Thu Jan 19 14:10:35 EST 1995

Dann M. Sklarew (dsklarew at wrote:

: (FYI -- dms.)

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: Title:Earth Force Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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: Earth Force
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: What is Earth Force?
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: Earth Force is a new, national organization inspired and shaped
: by young people for three purposes -- environmental education,
: environmental action and public citizenship.  Earth Force is
: based upon the principles that youth can significantly benefit
: the environment through their actions, example and advocacy, that
: environmental sensitivity learned while growing up will produce
: more responsible adult decision makers, and that environmental
: knowledge and understanding is best developed through practical
: experience.

: Funded by a five year start-up grant from The Pew Charitable
: Trusts, Earth Force's vision is "young people everywhere caring
: about the earth, getting good information about the environment,
: sharing new ideas, and working together for a clean and healthy
: future."  Its mission is "to enable young people everywhere to
: act on behalf of the earth."  The organization is guided by the
: Earth Force Youth Advisory Board, which consists of 19 kids ages
: 9-16 most of whom were delegates of the first Kids World Council
: in April 1993 in Orlando, Florida.

Give kids 'good information' about the enviroment.  Sounds good. lessee,
where will this info come from

..delete much...

: Who are Earth Force's advisors?
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: Earth Force has assembled a team of highly respected
: environmental education experts to review the environmental
: education aspects of its programs.  In addition, Earth Force will
: draw on a variety of scientists from organizations such as the
: World Resources Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists
: to ensure its information is accurate and balanced.

WRI and UCS.  This is going to give kids accurate, balanced information?

              Jason E. Floyd  jfloyd at pnkfloyd at
              Department of Materials and Nuclear Engineering
              University of Maryland at College Park
              College Park, MD 20742
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