Setting the Pace for a Healthy Planet

Taking steps today toward a healthy planet. Let’s set the pace. 

Today, on Earth Day, 1 billion people in more than 193 countries will participate in actions and events to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Small things, big things, every day things – it all matters! Need some inspiration? Click here for some  practical, creative, and fun ideas to join the movement today (and every day!)

At Change for Children, we are also playing the long game. In the pursuit of a more sustainable world, we recognize the importance of access to knowledge and resources. And so, in the spirit of demonstrating support for environmental protection today, we are happy to share a few of the ways we are investing in people as an investment in people and the planet for the future:

Climate Change Knowledge: The Education for Climate Responsiveness project underway will enable teachers to integrate Climate Change Education in the remote classrooms we have reached with mobile learning labs and digital libraries in Guatemala and Nicaragua. The technology will be used to deliver a Climate Change Education massive open online course (MOOC) for educators in communities with high levels of poverty and great dependence on subsistence agriculture to prepare teachers to prepare students to recognize, understand, and respond to climate change and its impacts.

Girl’s Education: It’s right there in the research and the case studies and our own project experience in Nicaragua and Guatemala: investing in women and girls is critical in creating lasting solutions for people and the planet. Women with income tend to reinvest in their communities, prioritize safe water, clean air, food security, and environmental management. Our education projects prioritize gender equality, fostering future female leaders and decision-makers.

Environmental Protection: To improve the local population’s capacity to protect their traditional territories, data collected by Indigenous forest rangers, coupled with Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) from elders, natural medicine practitioners and agricultural innovators now contributes to a growing body of knowledge connecting Nicaragua’s Bosawás Biosphere Reserve to conservation efforts worldwide. Prioritizing education, territorial rights, and the preservation of mother tongue language in vulnerable areas strengthens the resilience of those on the front lines of environmental protection.

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