The first Earth Charter Youth e-Conference brought together nearly 80 participants on April 14th, 2011. The conference was voluntarily organized by the Earth Charter Youth using Heart in Action Enterprises’ virtual multimedia platform.
The three hour conference was filled with inspiring and educative presentations. Participants were able to leave their comments and questions, as well as network through the chat box that was open throughout the conference. Many connections were made and new ideas were exchanged during the discussions.
Enthusiastic participants represented more than 30 countries from all over the world:
Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Syria, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam. At the end of the session the participants demonstrated a strong desire and need for regular online meetings of the Earth Charter Youth.
Presenters of the Earth Charter Youth e-Conference on April 14th, 2011:
- Mike Sheehan, Canada, BeatBoard and Douglas Williamson, USA, Climate Change and Environmental Communicator | e-GLO website
- Mirian Vilela, Brazil / Costa Rica, Executive Director of Earth Charter International
- Selene Biffi, Italia, Youth Action for Change
- Rick Clugston, USA, ECI Council member
- Menno Ettema, the Netherlands / Hungary, Educational Advisor, Directorate of Youth and Sports, Council of Europe | PowerPoint
- Esther Agbarakwe, Nigeria, e-GLO 1 & ECYG Coordinator | PowerPoint
- Dimitri Savelau, Belarus & Netherlands, ECYG Coordinator
- Atabek Anarbaev, Kyrgyzstan, e-GLO 2 & EC Affiliate| PowerPoint
- Anna Booij, the Netherlands, Thumbs Up!| PowerPoint
- Demi Smoloktou, Earth Charter Youth Team and their action plans | PowerPoint 1, PowerPoint 2
- Delphine Kini Mei, Value – Identity – Art | Presentation and website
- Ashie S. Hirji, Canada & Spain, Heart in Action Enterprises
- Wibowo Sulistio, Indonesia, Wiser Earth | PowerPoint
Useful links for the e-Conference participants:
Earth Charter Virtual Library
Earth Charter fan page on Facebook
Earth Charter Youth page on Facebook
Earth Charter YouTube Channel
Possibility to get funding for EC inspired action projects