While writing to the sound of raindrops tapping on your bedroom window is common young-artist aesthetics, considerable-size hail pounding the ground on the 11th of April (which is Spring in the Northern hemisphere) still does not sit well with me. I know for a fact that it is not my nature as a person that causes me to feel anxious in the given situation. In fact, despite what you made have heard from a certain president, the truth is that we are experiencing a change in global or regional climate patterns, attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels a.k.a the Infamous Climate Change.
With April 22nd approaching (a day which was proclaimed by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day back in 2009), climate change, loss of biodiversity, desertification and the disruption of a number of natural cycles are among the issues we want to bring to everyone’s attention. The General Assembly has widely acknowledged that the world’s depletion of natural resources and rapid environmental degradation are the result of unsustainable consumption and production patterns which have led to adverse consequences for both the Earth and the health and overall well-being of humanity. For this reason, we have decided to organize the next Coffee Talk event, focusing on International Mother Earth Day.
This day recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration (Rio as in the cartoon movie blue bird that is now officially extinct in the real world) to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
Through this Coffee Talk, UNYA Albania aims to raise awareness through discussing about the interaction with the natural world; analyze actual environmental issues through different point of views and points of expertise and discuss about the issue of environmentalism in Albania.
*We hope to see you this April 23rd, at the American Corner Tirana. Our special guest for this edition will be Ened Mato, a well-known young activist of Albanian Civil Society, who has directed important environmental youth volunteer’s movements.
There are a few spots available and only the applicants whose attendance is confirmed by the UNYA Albania Team would be able to join! Apply now by filling in the application form: http://www.unyaa.al/coffee-talk-1-5/
The deadline for applications is April 19th!*
…a post by Linda Kelmendi