The Earth Tribe Initiative and its Challenges specifically seeks to address environmental and sustainability issues such as climate change, promoting the development of sustainable habits towards an eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature to protect it sustainably.
The Earth Tribe supports the development of competencies in youngpeople as they strive in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national, and international communities. The Earth Tribe is an initiative for individual and community development centred around the educational area of environment and sustainability.
What is the Earth Tribe?
The Earth Tribe is a global community of young people who are passionate about the environment and actively engaged as global citizens to preserve and protect our planet.
The Earth Tribe guides young people on an educational journey to develop the awareness, competencies and leadership skills necessary to create environmental change in their communities.
Through a series of exciting Earth Tribe Challenges, young people learn how to connect with nature, become champions for sustainability, and engage in taking action for the environment. To be a member of the Earth Tribe is a personal commitment to improve the health of the planet and make the world a better place.
Who is the Earth Tribe for?
The Earth Tribe is a global community of young people and adults (ages seven and above) who are willing to commit to be part of a global movement to preserve and protect our planet. The Earth Tribe is open to young people and adults.
A personal journey within the Earth Tribe
The Earth Tribe contributes to the development of young people with a focus on competencies for sustainable development in the area of environmental education. Young people and adults are invited to become members of the Earth Tribe by exploring several key learning paths. The four paths are namely: Better Choices, Nature and Biodiversity, Clean Energy, and Healthy
Developing sustainable habits towards eco-friendly and healthy lifestyles
This learning path helps young people to reflect on the everyday impact their choices and actions have on their immediate surrounding environment. Through this path, young people will develop their own ideas on how their community and its consumption patterns can be designed and adapted to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Connecting with nature and protecting it towards sustainability
Humans and nature are interdependent. Nature and biodiversity is an important learning environment for outdoor skills and discovery of the great outdoors. This learning path enables young people to understand how ecosystems underpin the web of life and also provide nourishment in the form of food, act as water catchment areas, offer homes to a multitude of species, and serve as a balance for carbon removal. Young people will develop their own ideas on how the different demands towards nature can be balanced.
Exploring and adopting sustainable energy options
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time facing society and young people. Climate change is mostly driven by our high demand for energy resources, including by-products from agriculture and forestry to produce energy. This strain puts responsibility on everyone individually to make changes towards a better solution. In this learning path, young people will reflect on their impact on the climate and their use of energy sources. Young people will explore new possibilities for sustainable energy and other practices to mitigate climate change.
Preventing and recovering water and land ecosystems from pollution
Young people thrive towards creating a better world for others and themselves. Understanding how pollution impacts the planet, identifying and challenging practices conducive to increasing pollution, and how to reduce its effects, implementing waste management is one aspect of this learning path. Land ecosystems, lakes, rivers, and oceans provide food and water for all of us, but are heavily impacted by careless pollution, and young people will work with the community, local organizations and partners to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, e.g. single-use plastics.