Presenting a grim vision of a dangerously polluted world, a drama set 100 years in the future is spreading the environmental message in schools. The drama was jointly organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Education Department to mark the 1999 Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme. In The Earth Is On Your Hand, 100 years from now the world is heavily-polluted and contaminated with disease. Protective clothing is vital to survival. World leaders head for a summit to fight for the right of abode in the last remaining inhabitable place on Earth. However, the leaders are accidentally transported back in time to 1999 to warn students of the dangers facing Earth. The drama aims to make people aware that the fate of the world depends on the people of today and their actions. Organisers said students should take the initiative to care for the present environment and strive for sustainable development, in an attempt to keep damage to the environment to a minimum. The roving drama will be staged in community halls in various districts to spread the message to more than 3,000 stu dents and teachers. Committee chairman Ronnie Wong Man- chiu said students could help protect the environment through education and extra- curricular activities. 'Taking part in the Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme and spreading the green message to their friends and families is the first step. They could do more and keep the environment green by efficient use of energy, water, paper and by recycling used materials to reduce waste.' Over the years, the committee has organised training camps, school project exhibitions, environmental protection training courses and student visits to local and overseas environmental facilities. The number of schools participating in the Schools Environmental Award Scheme cum Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme surged from 220 in 1995 to 339 this year. More than 4,500 students became green ambassadors to help protect the Earth. The committee also plans to produce new environmental kits to enhance environmental teaching in schools. Officiating at the premiere at City University of Hong Kong were Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying, Environmental Protection Director Robert Law and Ray Tse Chee-on of the Environmental Campaign Committee.