When it comes to media reports about our natural world, headlines today are dominated by tales of doom and gloom. Increasing pollution in our air and waterways, diminishing biodiversity the world over, and the ever-present threat of climate change all conspire to create images of a bleak future that can at times seem inevitable. These are the reports our children have been faced with all their lives – but we have yet to meet even one that responds with despair. That’s because there’s an even stronger environmental narrative emerging from Canada’s youth today; one of realistic optimism. The next generation is a hopeful generation, and one who is ready to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to make a better future their reality. Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity, and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. We do this through a variety of free programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. All of these programs are educational and engaging – but more importantly, they show children that it’s not too late to help the planet, and the things we do today will matter tomorrow.