Earth Charter Australia Committee actions

Clem Campbell, Chairman of the Earth Charter Australia Committee in Brisbane, wrote this article to share some of the highlights of Earth Charter activities of this Committee.

“Youth performances were the highlight of the Earth Charter activities with Youth Voices and Global Citizenship Schools programs.

EC Youth VoicesYouth Voices provided students with artistic skills to voice their concerns for peace and climate change and banning nuclear weapons.

The Youth Voice on Nuclear Disarmament Workshop was conducted with 40 students from seven schools to learn, debate and express their opinions on the topic of Nuclear Disarmament. A video of the day can be seen here.

The Global Citizenship Schools program is a major undertaking of the Committee and includes the conduct of a student Leadership day held at Parliament House in February – the beginning of the school year in Australia, and the development of a website outlining the Leadership day program and teacher resources for United Nations issues and objectives and Earth Charter resources.

The website – unaaqglobalcitizens.weebly.com – was developed and maintained by Jane Batham and Louise Erbacher as education specialists and a valuable tool available to all schools. Schools that register as a Global Citizenship School are provide with extra resources available through a password dropbox.

The Earth Charter Committee continues to be acknowledged in the conduct of the Brisbane Annual Peace Lecture held to celebrate the UN International Day for Peace and other UNAAQ events.”