EmpowerYOU.com: Global Action Corner

The Global Action Corner is a place where you can match your talents and skills to the needs of the world, and find big or small ways to make it a better place. Below you will find a Volunteer Resources area where you can search for volunteer opportunities in your area of interest. You will also find a Global Issues Learning Resources area where you can find out more about the global issues and challenges we face at this time. These resources may inspire you to action and help you discover new ways you can positively impact your world.

Events and Films that Inspire Global Action

World Economic Forum:
Redefining Sustainable Development

This 75 minute panel discussion addresses sustainable development from a variety of dimensions including:

- New growth paradigms
- Systemic approaches
- The role of business


Moderated by: Thomas L. Friedman
Opening Address by: Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Panellists: Jim Balsillie, Felipe Calderón, Mike Duke, William H. Gates, Tarja Halonen, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. It chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the film is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.





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