Young paople are increasingly angry at the way they see both the natural and human environment being treated. For increasing numbers of young people getting involved in environmental action and activities offers a chance to do something "real" - celebrating cultural and environmental diversity and at the same time engaging in environmental activities which can lead to effective change. This text takes both the debate and practice one stage further, and discusses the difficult and controversial problems facing those working with young people. Should youth work stick to "safe" areas of environmental work such as recycling and tree planting, or can empowerment embrace the DIY culture of the road and tree protestors? This text presents material from youth projects, organizations and individuals throughout the UK, Europe and even Bombay, Kenya and Colombia on the environment.