In Costa Rica, we have what's called 'San Juan Little Summer' each year, a short period where the rains stop and the temperatures rise. It can get downright hot, and for good or for bad, that gets us thinking about climate change. With catastrophic results looming on the horizon, we all need to be a part of the solution. Don't get bogged down by the enormity of what's going on. Get informed and inspired, and remember that with each environmentally-friendly choice you make, you can help change our collective global mindset!
 
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What we're watching:
16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has become a face for climate justice. She sees the moral imperative behind making immediate and drastic change, and embodies the role that youth can play in leading the crusade. Did I mention she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize? Watch this short video to get inspired, and remember that if a 16-year-old can make a difference, so can you!
What we're doing
Think you know the most effective climate change solutions? This self-quiz will put you to the test, challenging you to rank the potency of different climate change mitigation measures that are out there. Give it a shot, and pick up some tips for how you can help change the global mindset and make a difference!
What we're inspired by:

"We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back."

Greta Thunberg
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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