Earth Charter International partners with SERES

SERES is a non-profit organization that works with a diversity of young people with limited access to opportunities, at the forefront of climate change in Central America, empowering them to be agents of change, social entrepreneurs and leaders in sustainability capable of building more prosperous, resilient communities. Together with SERES founders, partners and young leaders, in recent years, they have trained more than 3,000 young leaders and 90 youth trainers, and have supported hundreds of community action plans run by young people using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

As partners, SERES will sponsor at least 4 young people to partake in the Earth Charter: Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics youth course. They will also introduce and use the app, Mapting, at their Annual Meeting on Sustainability. On the other hand, the Earth Charter will invite these 4 SERES youth to be a part of the Earth Charter Young Leaders programme and provide SERES with Earth Charter resources and support.

In 2015, SERES was recognized internationally after receiving the UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development. It is one of the leading organizations that addresses issues of opportunity, education and sustainable development among at-risk and vulnerable communities in Central America, cultivating and catalyzing young leaders to take action at the local, regional, national and international levels. The Earth Charter International Secretariat implements the programs and activities of the Earth Charter Initiative, with the mission of establishing a solid ethical foundation for the emerging global society and to help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, social justice and a culture of peace. In partnership, they will both benefit from the participation of active youth and the creation of more sustainable communities.The Earth Charter is very excited about this partnership and is really looking forward to future collaboration.

Written by ECI Intern: Ilka Vanessa Walker-Vera