Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

What About Peace Needs You (and Couldn’t You Use $1000?!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest on 6th February, 2013 | No Comments

What-About-Peace-art-contesPrize money is available for the winners of a youth art contest for 14 – 20 year old youth who want to answer the question: What About Peace?

Introducing New “What About Peace?” Blank Note Cards!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 27th November, 2012 | 3 Comments

"What About Peace?" by Christina SchebleinJust released: Peace themed notecards, featuring artwork from the “What about Peace” youth art contest. The cards are available now for your holiday and New Year’s greetings!

A chance for youth to “right” a sustainable future

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th June, 2012 | No Comments

Doing GOOD this SummerShould a river have the right to flow? Do trees have the right to grow? What does it mean to give nature rights and how different would our world look if we did? These are just a few of many questions youth will come together to discuss this summer at our Rights of Nature Youth Summit — with your help.

‘What About Peace’ Youth Art Contest Winners Announced. And the Grand Prize Winner is…

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 20th April, 2012 | 1 Comment

Grand Prize, "Peace is in Our Hands" by Amanda Mckenna of Sacramento, CAAfter months of jurying, judging and photographing we are ready to show you the inspiring work of this year’s “What about Peace?” contestants, as they think about what peace means in 2012.

Youth and the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

Students-with-ShoshoneThis guest blog was written by Debra Weistar, co-director of Finding the Good Traveling Semester Program. “This was the most amazing day ever.  I learned more today than in all the years of my education.” –Wyatt Maniarrez, Oct. 6, 2011, after attending a court hearing between the Western Shoshone and the Bureau of Land Management […]

FROM THE GROUND UP: The Story Behind the Green Economy Leadership Training

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 17th May, 2011 | No Comments

Green Economy Leadership TrainingIn 2 weeks, the Global Exchange Michigan team will embark on our second Green Economy Leadership Training (GELT) program. GELT is a 9 week training program that brings together residents from the community of Detroit & Highland Park together with youth from communities throughout Michigan and the U.S. for technical trainings in the green economy and community organizing.

Youth Driven Justice

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th October, 2010 | No Comments

DeAnthonyJonesEvery year, Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative recognizes six youth from around North America who have shown outstanding activism and leadership on a project or a campaign in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy with a Brower Youth Award. This year, the Brower Youth Awards presented a new set of awardees at the 2010 ceremony and one of the inspiring individuals was one of our own: De’Anthony Jones.

So Fresh and So Green

Posted by in World News & Events on 11th August, 2010 | No Comments

freshfest_front_Low-RezMosswood Park in Oakland is about to get hit with a heavy dose of youth driven freshness at this Saturday’s FreshFest 2010. Said to be a Green Festival for the people, the event is set to bring eco-sustainability and environmental awareness into an urban, community-oriented context.