Deadline: March 1, 2017.
(Eastern Time | UTC-05:00)
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A world in which all people participate in the stewardship of planet Earth.
Our mission is to heighten awareness of the responsibility of all people to manage global resources in a
sustainable way, regardless of an individual’s country of origin, cultural background, spoken language or
We share the resources of the Earth with other living things that rely on us to preserve these resources. When we care for the world’s land, water and air in responsible ways, we take steps to preserving our beautiful planet.
SEALOEarth.org is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Gifts in support of our mission are fully tax deductible.
Essay contest is a fantastic way of expressing the creativity in an individual. The imagination of young minds about the planet Earth is a window into the future. The objective is to educate about the complex, intricate and fragile interdependence of life as revealed by the global ecological problems around the world and to act individually by finding simple solutions inspiring the neighbors and communities we live in.
"Do humans have enough - consciousness, intelligence, rationality, creativity, empathy, love - to let life on Earth survive?"
(Simple description for very young writers) "When we welcome new human life into the world, we welcome our babies into the company of other creatures. We paint animals on the walls. We don't paint cell phones. We don't paint work cubicles. We paint animals to show them that we are not alone, we have company. And every one of those animals in every painting of Noah's Ark deemed worthy of salvation is in mortal danger now and their flood is us. Do they love us? Are humans capable of using what we have to care enough to simply let other animals continue?" - Carl Safina
"What's going on inside the brains of animals? Can we know what, or if, they're thinking and feeling? Carl Safina thinks we can. Using discoveries and anecdotes that span ecology, biology and behavioral science, he weaves together stories of whales, wolves, elephants and albatrosses to argue that just as we think, feel, use tools and express emotions, so too do the other creatures – and minds – that share the Earth with us."
Focus on the unique abilities of animals and their similarities with humans.
The future of our planet Earth is not negotiable. How can people in our communities help to take care of our Earth? Let us leave our planet better than we found it.