From: Associated Press
Published November 2, 2004 12:00 AM

Young Adults from 14 Caribbean Countries Gather Material for Environmental Book

ROSEAU, Dominica — Young adults from 14 Caribbean countries recently finished gathering material for a book on the environment they hope will get more young people involved in protection efforts.

The book will highlight environmental issues facing the region and provide examples of how younger generations can influence government policies, said organizer Frederick Arnett.

"Our purpose is to bring about a change in the mentality and attitude about the environment" among young adults, Arnett said.

The material was gathered from 30 environmental activists, ages 18 to 25, over the past week in Roseau, Arnett said.

Funding to publish the book will come from the Barbados-based Caribbean Youth Environment Network and United National Environmental Program, though no publication date has been set.

The program plans to sell copies across the Caribbean.

Source: Associated Press

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