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Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit for Teens

Earth Optimism was a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and nine Affiliate partners to document environmental changes as a result of the pandemic, and to empower teens to share their observations and ideas for positive action in a post-pandemic world. In the last 3 months, IMAS has worked with local teens to realize their vision by producing 2-minute videos that reflected their hopes and dreams about sustainability.

The Teens Dream Co Lab is a nonprofit organization that seeks to encourage teens to connect globally and become changemakers through an annual Teens Dream Video Competition. This competition focuses on having teens create a dialogue about sustainable development and the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  

Made possible by the Smithsonian Institution and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit for Teens

Earth Optimism at IMAS was a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and nine Affiliate partners to document environmental changes as a result of the pandemic, and to empower teens to share their observations and ideas for positive action in a post-pandemic world. In the last 3 months, IMAS has worked with local teens to realize their vision by producing 2-minute videos that reflected their hopes and dreams about sustainability.

Made possible by the Smithsonian Institution and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

The Strength in Us (Peace and Justice)

Angel Perez

For humanity to come as one in the effort of maximizing our individual inner peace in tandem with the improvement of treatment of all people as a starting point to addressing other global issues we may start by being a respectable member of our local communities. Peace.

Mental Health and Pets

Abigail Rios

My dream is to help people’s health and mental state through animals. Studies have shown that owning a pet can decrease stress and loneliness, and it also gives the pet a chance at having a new home. Many pet shelters are filled with cats and dogs, but taking a pet home to a loving home will benefit a person mentally and emotionally. Therefore, my dream is to inspire people to take championship with pets to help their mental health.

How Poverty can Affect Education

Allison Rios

My dream is no poverty which is one of the UN SDGs and Earth Optimism’s goals. I want to decrease poverty, so nobody will have to live with worry about how they are going to eat, do they have enough money, how are they going to survive the next day? I want to open up more schools in different countries, so people have a chance to get a job and support themselves as well as their children.

People and the Ocean

Ana Ybarra

My dream is to be able to live in a world where I do not have to worry about climate change or pollution. Where I can appreciate the beauty of earth without seeing trash.  I believe if we all work together we can fix what we have broken. This relates to earth optimism because with the help of all people we. can change the world.

Health

Jorge, Jason and America Velazquez

Our dream is for people to follow what experts say of well-being.

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