Samen met @ÖIEW en @ASPEA start Worldconnectors het Eramus+ project Knowlegde exchange of Earth Charter initiatives for youth empowerment and sustainability. Aan de hand van trainingen in Portugal en Nederland/Duitsland zullen we de deelnemers handvatten en methoden meegeven om in hun werk met jongeren het Earth Charter verder te verspreiden. Meer informatie over het project volgt snel!
On Tuesday, September 26, the SDG Action Day took place. This day was part of the SDG Action Week organized by SDG Netherlands. With the theme ‘Act Together Now,’ everyone was called upon to take action to change the world!
During an incredibly inspiring day with speakers such as Ahmed Marcouch, Laura de Grave, and Paul Schenderling, Worldconnectors was also present to mobilize people into action. We engaged in conversations with attendees about rights for nature and the relationship between humans and nature, using examples from our Worldconnectors initiatives.
- The story Wie Spreekt voor Boom written by Dick de Groot
- Stichting Bos dat van Zichzelf is as founded by Peter Akkerman
- The book Rechten voor de Natuur, written by Jessica den Outer
- Het manifest ‘Het Bos Spreekt’, composed by Dorine van Norren
- Rechtszaak in het park – de bomen spreken zich uit a project initiated by Elmo Vermijs, in collaboration with Jan van de Venis and Jessica den Outer.
‘It is high time to put the Entire Earth on the World Heritage List!’
On April 22, 2022, on Earth Day, Henry Mentink, a friend of the Earth Charter, embarked on a unique pilgrimage from his Veenhuis in Varik, Gelderland, known as the ‘Krui-tocht: A pilgrimage for the Earth’
Henry, along with various pilgrims joining him for different stages of the journey, is walking with his wheelbarrow filled with soil to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris over the course of 45 days. There, on June 5, 2022 (World Environment Day), they intend to place the entire Earth on the World Heritage List.
The wheelbarrow carries a special cargo. People from over 70 countries have already sent a pouch with a spoonful of soil, a donation, and a wish for the Earth to the Veerhuis. The symbolic cargo is related to the theme of “ownership” and land speculation.
You can follow the Krui-tocht by signing up on the website, where you will receive daily travel updates from Henry. You can also join one or more stages of the walk and experience firsthand the many beautiful and impactful initiatives along the straight path from Varik to Paris.