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Caretakers for the Environment activities and the Earth Charter

CEI – Caretakers of the Environment International is a global network of secondary school teachers and students active in environmental education.  Every year, CEI organizes an international conference in different parts of the world; they also generate education materials and national branches, which also organize additional events.

This year, several individuals involved in the Earth Charter Initiative will participate in CEI Annual Conference.   This event will take place from 03-09 July 2011 in Debrecen, Hungary.

Members of Earth Charter Taiwan will participate in this event. Among them, several indigenous students with an indigenous teacher will attend CEI Conference, and make a presentation called:  Back to the Millet Field- Reconstructing the Ancient Wisdom for a Sustainable Future.   They will talk about the Earth Charter and their work in their presentation, sharing how this document has been used in environmental education in Taiwan.

Fatima Almeida, Earth Charter International Affiliate from Portugal is the Vice-President of CEI since 2007.  She has been making the connections between the Earth Charter values and the work done during CEI Conferences.

In September 2011,  CEI Argentinian branch will organize a conference on environmental education and citizen participation, at Universidad Nacional de Lanús.    During this conference, Fatima Almeida will conduct an Earth Charter workshop.

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Earth Charter youth network wants to expand in Europe!

An example of an European Earth Charter effort:


In March 2011 the Earth Charter International along with the Earth Charter Youth Team organizes a one-day online conference to inform the European youth organizations and individual activists on the Earth Charter and its usefulness as an educational instrument when building a more just, sustainable and peaceful world.

So far some 100 organizations have joined the Earth Charter youth network from Europe and Central Asia. In addition, there are 16 official Earth Charter Youth and Student Groups (ECYG) in 16 European and Central Asian countries.

ECYGs are action-oriented societies, networks, or organizations that bring alive the vision of the Earth Charter in the local and/or national communities. The youth study the declaration, get inspired by it and then organize small action projects on sustainability.

Youth in Europe promote the Earth Charter by

  • organizing events where they present the declaration
  • translating the document
  • informing other organizations on it
  • training people on sustainable development and ways of living.

National Earth Charter Websites in Europe and CA:

Finland | Germany | Greece | Italy | Latvia Norway | Russia |

From the related articles below, one can see some examples of the European Earth Charter youth activism.

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