AUNE Student to Speak at UN Event, The Power of One Child, April 30

Lulu Tan, education program manager for the International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE) and a student in Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental Studies, will speak at a United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 side event Monday, April 30, at the United Nations (UN) in New York, New York.

The event is called The Power of One Child—Global Action Classroom and is sponsored by Earth Child Institute.

UNCSD, Rio+20, will take place in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit was held. For the conference, the UN brings together governments, international institutions, and major groups to agree on steps to protect the environment, end poverty, and share global resources equitably and sustainably. A UNCSD side event is an event associated with the conference but taking place at a different time and/or place.

Tan will be part of a panel discussion on the local actions of children and peer-to-peer learning in environmental issues such as sustainability and climate change. She will talk about environmental education and, comparing the growth track of U.S and Chinese children, the importance of education and the power of one child. “If we hope to create a sustainable future, it wise not to ignore environmental education when our future leaders are still young and in the period of shaping their leadership style.”

IFCE is an international environmental organization based in Washington D.C.