The objective of the first stage of the project is the preparation by the SCMs and base communities in the different countries, of an itinerant photographic exhibition of stories on the community and water, and which reflects the different problems being faced in some of the countries of Latin America. The exhibition will be presented to civil society groups and governments, such as at the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development and the Latin American Water Tribunal.
The first stage of the project also involves the fostering of workshops on eco-justice, public incidence, perspectives based on a peoples reading of the Bible, so as to prepare the local groups for their participation in a regional gathering to take place at the Rio +20 world event.
The Action+Creation website, in Spanish, has been created to share and link together the experiences of the SCMs and the base organizations, through the posting of articles, photographs and news about the different situations having to do with youth and environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
It is also intended to share resources for the training of young people throughout the Youth and Environmental Justice project, including guides for workshops, creative guides and specific documents about Río +20, the Peoples Summit, ecumenical participation and the civil society in general.
The Action+Creation website is open to all who are interested in knowing more about what will happen at Rio +20, and how ecumenical youth and the SCMs are articulating their preparation so as to achieve a greater and better work on justice for the environment and creation.
The website can be found at www.accioncreacion.org
Photo: Environment Fair, Red Umavida, Bolivia (www.accioncreacion.org)