Introducing Quests for Young Heroes
Nature is my great friend, wise teacher, and true healer, as well as my enduring inspiration. That is why I am thrilled to announce a brand new series on the website: Quests. It is my hope that by embarking upon these quests, young people will be inspired to take action toward protecting this wondrous planet that we call ‘home’. These bi-monthly Quests will each contain information surrounding a particular problem facing our beautiful planet and how to help solve this problem.
Introducing the first Quest in my new series…
Sustainability: Striving for a Better World
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Focusing on sustainability is the only way to ensure the survival of current and future generations here on Earth.
Many people are concerned about how long the earth will be able to sustain life, especially due to problems such as global warming, air and water pollution, waste disposal, ozone layer depletion, and many more.
My national award, given to public-spirited kids from every background who have done outstanding service work for people and the planet, is all about turning the spotlight on young people who are changing the world through their actions. Why? So their stories—inspiring examples of how one person can make a positive difference—can be shared by others.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which I named after my mother, honors twenty-five young people every year. Over the years, we have met several future Jane Goodalls, John Muirs, and Rachel Carsons. And their stories, I promise, will renew your hope for our troubled Mother Earth!
Join the adventure and become an inspiring young hero by completing the first quest!