International, United States of America

30 September – 13 November, 2024

Emerging Earth Leaders: A Global Training Programme for Teens

ONLINE & FACILITATED. Enhance your skills and knowledge to be ethical and effective sustainability leaders contributing towards a more sustainable and peaceful world.

ONLINE & FACILITATED. Enhance your skills and knowledge to be an ethical and effective leader contributing to a more sustainable and peaceful world.

A change of worldview is essential for addressing our present environmental crises and creating a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. This requires a reevaluation of core values and the cultivation of skills, attitudes, and knowledge associated with sustainability. It is essential to understand how our choices today will impact future generations, recognizing this as a moral imperative recognized by many UN agencies. Young people are key actors in this journey toward a sustainable future.

Humanity depends on the boundless energy, ideas and contributions of youth everywhere. Today and every day, let’s support and stand with young people in shaping a just and sustainable world, for people and planet. –António Guterres, UN Secretary General 

Aligned with this understanding, over the past 20 years, Earth Charter International has been engaging, educating, and empowering young people to be ethical leaders capable of driving positive change. In this context, The Earth Charter Education Center, host of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, has been offering values-driven trainings for young people on sustainability and ethical leadership. These initiatives foster leadership skills to help young people become agents of change in their communities and spheres of influence. 

Designed for teens ages 14-16, this 7-week online course offers a hopeful, multicultural community in which students can cultivate the skills, values, and principles of sustainability.

Participant profile: High school students (14-16 years old) interested in learning about our current global challenges and how to turn conscience into action.

Language requirement: English 

Fee: US$ $199


Sam King

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Research Associate for the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Director of Integral Ecology for the U.S. Marist school network, and Earth Charter Education Center Faculty.

“We know that the crisis is getting worse every single day, and many of us are losing hope for our future. But despair is not an option. We must rise up to meet the greatest challenge of our lives with stubborn optimism.” -Xiye Bastida, Mexican climate activist and member of the Indigenous Otomi community