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Global Citizen Education Program at UNESCO would make Maria Montessori proud.
By Rene Wadlow | September 15, 2016 - 2:14pm EDT
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), an Italian childhood educator and world citizen, would have been pleased at the efforts of the United Nations and UNESCO to promote Global Citizenship Education1. Montessori argued for a child's dignity and autonomy and for the ability of the child to break out of the narrow bonds of nationalistic education. She stressed that children have a unique consciousness and a special sensitivity in [...] Read More
Chile, Spain, Dubai, solar energy, renewable energy, climate change
By Jennifer Keck | September 04, 2016 - 12:00pm EDT
Chile has officially debunked the argument that coal is cheaper than solar. Solarpack Corp. Technologica, a Spanish developer, won contracts to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt-hour at an energy auction in August, the lowest price ever. Not only does this beat out the deal in Dubai from last May, it went for almost half the price of coal at the same event. Chilean solar power is now at one of the lowest rates for [...] Read More
By Jennifer Welden | August 17, 2016 - 1:45am EDT
The biggest impacts often come from the seemingly smallest technological advancements: food-ordering apps, instagram, Pokemon Go. They not only make something rapidly accessible, but they do so in a way that highlights its huge role in our lives (or makes it a huge role in our lives). The same can be seen all over the world, but with arguably higher stakes. You open up the paper pull up your news app and see stories of [...] Read More
A memorial at the World Peace Bell for Civilian Casualties of War
By Donna Park | August 09, 2016 - 9:33pm EDT
On Tuesday, August 9, the Cincinnati Peace Committee held a memorial at the World Peace Bell in Newport KY to remember and honor civilian casualties of war.  August 9 is the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki, Japan which happened 3 days after the annihilation of Hiroshima.  120,000 people were killed on these 2 days and tens of thousands would later die of radiation exposure.  Most of these [...] Read More
A collage of stamps from around the world honoring Dag Hammarskjold
By Rene Wadlow | July 29, 2016 - 9:00am EDT
You wake from dreams of doom and −for a moment− you know: beyond all the noise and the gestures, the only real thing, love's calm unwavering flame in the half-light of an early dawn. Dag Hammarskjold Markings1 Dag Hammarskjold became Secretary-General of the United Nations at a moment of crisis related to the 1950-1953 war in Korea, and he died in his plane crash in 1961 on a mission dealing with the war in the Congo. [...] Read More
Guatemala, Climate Change, German Society for International Cooperation, Agriculture, Food Security
By Jennifer Keck | July 24, 2016 - 5:55pm EDT
Plagued by rising temperatures, droughts, and elevated carbon dioxide levels, Central America's agricultural sector hangs in the balance. But the Guatemalan town of San Miguel Chicaj in Baja Verapaz may have the answer to this increasingly worrisome problem. With support from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), San Miguel Chicaj will soon be home to an agro-ecological center designed to serve as a [...] Read More
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