Deadline: March 1, 2021.
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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.
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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.
"How do we create a future in which both people and nature can thrive?"
(Simple description for very young writers) According to Sir David Attenborough, "20,000 years ago, humankind consisted of less than a million hunter-gatherers across the globe. We lived within the resources on offer, in balance with nature, the strategy that could theoretically last forever. But it wasn't an easy life. Nature determined our survival. We used our unique minds to challenge that reality. We learnt how to tame the wild, get more from the environment. Our population boomed, as did our demands. Every time a new problem arose, we solved it, altering Earth's entire surface in the process. And now we have changed the world so profoundly, scientists have decided that Earth has entered a new phase of its existence. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the age of humans. The tables have turned, we now determine nature's survival. The planet is ours. There's just one problem. We're now totally out of balance with nature. To regain our balance, the plan for our planet is remarkably simple."
"We need economic development, but we also need to care for our oceans. I think it's absolutely possible to maintain that balance in the creation of marine parks." - Michelle Bachelet, President, Chile
"Stewardship of our ocean, it not a one person event, it is a universal requirement all across this planet." - John Kerry
"Efficient farming is producing 20 times more food with 4 times less water." - Ernst van den Ende, Netherlands
Focus on positive things around the globe that are worth emulating.
The future of our planet Earth is not negotiable. How can people in our communities help to take care of it? Let us leave our planet better than we found it.