Parallel Events
  • Tuesday 18
  • Engaging Critical Populations in Environmental Sustainability: People of Faith, Women and Girls, and Indigenous Families (Open)

    Parallel Events
    Venue: Hilton Colon Quito (Amazonas N 1914 Patria Avenida Quito Ecuador)
    Lead Organization:
    Big Ocean

    This event will address the challenges and opportunities that climate change and other forms of environmental degradation pose to human ethics.  It will emphasize the important common ground between religious values and sustainability efforts and will focus on the implications of faith leaders engaging on environmental topics.  It will also explore how women and girls are the most critical intergenerational change agents and how interconnected feminist issues are with those of the environment.  Finally, we will discuss the unique impact of urbanization on indigenous families and on successful efforts to keep cultural traditions and values intact while embracing sustainable small-scale agricultural practices.