Earth Guardians youth in NM for activist training

TAOS, N.M. — At a nature site near Taos, 25 young people from across the country are training with Earth Guardians to learn skills the group says might be needed to save the planet. Earth Guardians started as an accredited high school in Hawaii in 1992 to promote environmental awareness and action. Since then, it has trained thousands of youth to raise awareness of environmental issues ranging from fracking to plastic bags at grocery stores. Executive director Tamara Rose said the week-long training teaches kids how to be effective leaders and stand up for what they believe. “We know a lot of young people are really hopeless, through the media or just even hearing conversations with their parents or, you know, a lot of other ways about what’s happening on the planet,” Rose said.