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Waverley Invited to Earth (ERth) Summit 2021!

Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

Is your son an informed and passionate advocate for climate action and looking for something meaningful to do in the school holidays?

Our Edmund Rice colleagues at PRAYTeK, (a child and earth rights organisation based in New Delhi, India), invite Waverley College students and school students from around the world, to take part in an Earth Summit.

The Earth Summit is a three-day international conference where young people can come together to talk about their concerns on environmental problems and try to create solutions for both local and global climate issues.

Suggested climate change themes include energy; adaptation and damage; gender and climate change; sustainable development; and science and innovation. However, the Earth Summit welcomes suggested topics from all participating members.

When is the Earth Summit?

  • Thursday 30 September — Saturday 2 October 2021 (during the school holidays).

What Skills Will Students Develop by Taking Part?

  • Research, communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

Will Student Participation Lead to Wider Outcomes?

  • Yes. The three days of discussion will culminate in the creation of a collaborative list of recommended solutions, which will be submitted to the COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) in November 2021, to help inform their recommendations. The recommendations will then be fed into a document on Ecological Rights of the Children.

How Do I Register or Make an Enquiry?

 

Ms Sue Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation

E: swalsh@waverley.nsw.edu.au