Environmental education is getting a boost with teaching kits being provided to secondary schools. The sets, which will be distributed by the Environmental Protection Department, will teach youngsters about global and local pollution issues. Acting director of environmental protection Mike Stokoe said educating the youth was essential. 'Providing our younger generation with more environmental training can pave the way for a better- protected environment in the future.' Woodward-Clyde International will design a new kit, following a review of the existing Anti-Pollution Pack. Each kit will include a CD-ROM on global and local pollution problems, environmental education and environmental protection issues in Hong Kong. It will also contain a teacher's guide, 30 A4-size transparencies, 40 slides and 30 pictures to be used for classroom teaching purposes. The sets will have information about waste recycling, energy conservation, green behaviour, air and noise pollution, sewage treatment and endangered species. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust donated $1.65 million for production of the kits and the survey on the use of the existing ones.