Empowering Youth Environmental Action

Apr 4, 2014

Saving the World's Forests in 2014!

Thank you for continuing to support TakingITGlobal to engage youth in environmental action. 2014 has a great year so far! Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • We are continuing to support youth to monitor rainforest lands through programs like Earthwatchers;

  • We’ve launched our mini-course and are supporting educators to create transformative deforestation learning experiences. This mini-course leverages challenge-based learning to help educators design authentic lessons that ignite a students’ sense of respect and responsibility for the forests;

  • We have engaged with the launch of the movie Rise of the Eco Warriors, which links to and features the DeforestACTION program, and;

  • We are developing a plaque to recognize the hard work of youth and schools around the world to support the DeforestACTION program. The plaque will be on on display from April 2014 at Tembak High School in Borneo, Indonesia.

We have some exciting plans to commemorate World Earth Day on April 22nd. Be sure to check out the DeforestACTION website to learn more about our upcoming opportunities and events! Until then, thank you for your continued contributions and being conscientious environmental stewards!

Dec 13, 2013

Supporting Youth-led Environmental Change

Thank you for your continued support of TakingITGlobal’s programs to engage youth in environmental action. Since our last report, we have:

  • Delivered webinars to educators and students to raise awareness on the impact of deforestation in Borneo;
  • Continued to support youth to monitor rainforest lands through programs like Earthwatchers, and;
  • Designed a mini e-course for educators to create deforestation-related lesson plans they can readily implement in their classrooms.

We are excited for what the new year has in store, and cannot wait to continue to inspire youth to lead environmental change in their communities. Until then, Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at TakingITGlobal!

Sep 6, 2013

Thank you for your continued support!

As always, your support helps TakingITGlobal engage youth in environmental action in their communities. Since our last report, we have been busy getting ready for the new school year by:


  • Designing new educational resources to support educators to engage their students on environmental themes;
  • Planning the launch of a mini-grants program to help classrooms around the world launch school-based environmental projects, and;
  • Updating our Earthwatchers satellite rainforest monitoring tools for youth to provide the most recent information on forest protection in the Borneo region of Indonesia. 

We look forward to your continued support, and thank you again for inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders!

Jun 4, 2013

Thank you!

At TakingITGlobal, we’ve been up to some exciting projects since the beginning of the new year to help strengthen the capacity of youth around the world to create environmental change in their communities. Since the last report, we have: 

  • Designed educational resources and delivered webinars to help educators implement environmental education in their classrooms and empower their students;
  • Hosted webinars on World Earth Day with young changemakers from across Canada, USA, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Romania and Slovakia to discuss deforestation and great ape habitat loss, while hearing from youth on their plans to design and launch deforestation awareness projects in their communities;
  • Supported youth to monitor rainforest lands through programs like Earthwatchers, and;
  • Launched a mobile phone recycle campaign to address coltan mining in Western Africa.  

Again, thank you for your continued support to help us empower the next generation of environmental leaders, and we looking forward to sharing more updates with you!

Jan 4, 2013

Thank You for Your Generous Investment in the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders!

Did you know that those who are more environmentally knowledgeable are 50% more likely to recycle, 50% more likely to avoid using chemicals on their lawn, and 10% more likely to save energy in their home? Through your support to date, TakingITGlobal (TIG) has been able to engage youth, students and educators around the world to collaborate across borders, learning about and taking action on pressing environmental challenges.  

Over the last 3 months, TIG has:
  • Developed new and engaging educational resources to help youth design and implement environmental action projects;
  • Hosted webinars for educators and students across North America, East Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific to showcase innovative school-based projects designed to address deforestation and inspire others to take similar actions;
  • Supported youth to monitor rainforest lands through programs like Earthwatchers, and;
  • Provided ongoing guidance and support for community-based environmental action projects like Creating Reusuable Shopping Bags from Old Clothes.
Your donation has made it possible for TIG to strengthen the capacity of youth around the world to create environmental change in their communities. We are looking forward to growing our support for young global changemakers, and sharing their updates with you!

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Taking IT Global

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Project Leader

Michael Furdyk

Co-founder, TakingITGlobal
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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