Last week on April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, a day on which coordinated events are held all around the world in support of environmental protection. We're thinking about our magnificent, interconnected, complex, and fundamentally fragile planet. We're contemplating the fact that in March students from 120 countries held school strikes to demand action against climate change, and that we're in the midst of the 6th major extinction period our planet has ever seen. It's time to recognize the beauty around us, and the delicate balance through which it is maintained, and it's time to make serious, drastic change.

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What we're reading
Earth Day only comes once a year, but we're constantly learning more about our planet, the changes it is undergoing, and the effects that we humans have on it, intentionally and not-so-intentionally. With this in mind, Vox put together this list of 7 things we've learned about the Earth since last Earth Day, so come on, let's not wait another year to start making changes!
What we're watching:
If you haven't seen the new Netflix series ' Our Planet' yet, it's highly recommended. This video comes from the series' launch speech by commentator David Attenborough. If you want a crash course on modern environmentalism, take 7 minutes and watch it. It's jam-packed with fascinating facts and ideas for the future of the planet.
What we're inspired by:

"Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans."

Evo Morales
The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education 
University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations

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