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Earth Child Institute is committed to combating climate change, deforestation and water scarcity by investing in hands-on environment and educational projects with and for children, both in and out of schools. We engage with and support empowerment of the worlds 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 to plant trees, ensure access to safe water, sanitation, clean energy and nutritious food. We believe in creating new and participatory solutions for community based sustainable development will reduce risk and increasing resilience to the changing global environment.
ECIs mission is implemented through three key program areas, they are:
International policy and advocacy: Influencing global environmental governance policy to acknowledge rights, needs and capacities of children in REDD+, climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene, the green economy and children's environmental health.
Participatory environmental program development: Development of games and participatory tools and curriculum resources, training of teachers for implementation and use of these resources and models.
Global networking for measurable and meaningful implementation through our 2.2 Billion: the Power of One Child + One Tree = A Sustainable Future for All campaign creating opportunities for youth to engage with and empower children in lifeskills based participatory environmental education and tree planting toward verifiable results.