Human Impacts Institute

www.HumanImpactsInstitute.org

The Human Impacts Institute’s mission is to foster sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through inspired engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge‐building and creative expression. We promote healthy community development by connecting communities through a shared awareness of, and accountability for the environment through hands‐on education, coalition‐building, and using arts and culture to inspire action for healthy communities and a healthy environment.

The UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is kicking off next week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  People from around the world are arriving in that beautiful city, each attempting to change the course of the proceedings, and perhaps of history, in his or her own way.  Member states of the United Nations will negotiate policies to…

By Brendan Schoenman, 2012 Human Impacts Institute Environmental Leadership Intern, and Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute As United Nations’ Rio+20 conference on sustainable development approaches, youth around the world have the opportunity to speak with a unified and influential voice on the issues that will be discussed in June. The United…