|Young People's LA21
ABOUT THIS SITE
Please take time to look at the exciting variety of projects outlined here including all the children's parliament projects, spaceshoot - a photographic look at improving Hammersmith, a shower of shorts animation project, Union - where two schools join together on a photographic montage project and Warstory - an inter-generational project looking at WWII.
The site is funded by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who are committed to listening to young people's concerns. The work the young people have done in looking at their local neighbourhoods and putting their websites together is co-ordinated by Hammersmith and Fulham Urban Studies Centre.
Local Agenda 21 is the local version of Agenda 21 - an international agreement made at the first Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
This conference agreed that changes were necessary to tackle environmental, social and economic problems around the world. 179 countries signed up to this agreement and more than 1800 local authorities in 64 countries are working on the project. The majority of councils in the U.K. are preparing their own Local Agenda 21, based on the action and concerns expressed by people in their community.
The hope is that, through everyone's participation and effort, progress will be made to improve our quality of life. As part of this process, children and young people have been researching how Hammersmith and Fulham has become what it is today and how it might change in the future. They have been thinking and talking about what is good and bad in the local area and what is important to them in making changes for the better. This website contains their thoughts and ideas for improving quality of life and their action plans for achieving it.