In 2017, Earth Charter International Secretariat staff celebrated the World Environment Day (5 June) joining the activities of several partners in Costa Rica
The Ministry of Enviornment of Costa Rica organized a big public event, where thousands of people attended to learn about what are governmental and non governmental organizations doing on enviornment conservation. During this event, Alicia Jimenez, staff member of the Earth Charter Secretariat offered a talk on 2 June, about education for sustainable lifestyles through an ethical perspective. Around 60 people attended this talk.
That same day, on 2 June, Mirian Vilela and Alicia Jimenez, ECI staff members, participated in a round table on bioethics and the Earth Charter, at the National Technical University of Costa Rica. Around 150 students of this university attended this event, where participants reflected on the complementarities and synergies between UNESCO International Bioethics Declaration and the Earth Charter.