Sustainability as Social Justice:
Investing in Girls & in Mother Earth
Sustainability as Social Justice Overview
INVESTING IN GIRLS AND MOTHER EARTH
At the Mariposa DR Foundation we know that girls are the most powerful force for change in our community, and investing in girls will change the world. But looming over their day-to-day lives is the reality that a direct hit from a category five hurricane would wipe away homes and decimate the tourist industry, which is the heart of Cabarete’s livelihood. Climate change disproportionately affects women and girls around the world, and for this reason their voices need to be included in decision making about the environment. It is with this backdrop that we invite youth, the future leaders of their community, from across the globe to explore issues of girls’ rights and sustainability and why they go hand in hand in this engaging UWC short course.
Environmental Sustainability: Engage in questions about island ecology and environmentalism, how human behavior impacts coastal communities, and how sustainability is the world’s most pressing social justice issue, especially for girls.
Outdoor Leadership Skills: By participating in outdoor adventures you will interact with the environment and learn teamwork, respect, resilience and how to challenge yourself through positive risk taking.
UWC Capstone Project: There will be a final project presentation as a team, where participants will share what they have learned to a panel.
Fun and Connection: With over 50 years of experience, the UWC movement brings an international under- standing to its communities through sharing traditions and cultures from around the world.
DATE: JULY 6 - JULY 25, 2019
COST: $3,650 USD p/p
LOCATION: North Coast, Dominican Republic
AGES: 15 - 19 years old