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RESPONDING TO

COVID-19

 
 
 
 
 

CHAPTER 1

 
 
 
 

THE LAUNCH OF

EARTH SCHOOL

 
 
 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented coalition came together in April 2020 and launched “Earth School,” a portal to help students, parents, and teachers around the world to explore the science and beauty of planet Earth.

The portal was launched on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), TED-Ed, UNESCO and supported by more than 30 other collaborators including GEO and more than 100 individual contributors. Earth School features videos, reading materials and activities — which will be translated into 10 languages — to help students gain an understanding of the environment while considering their role within it.

“COVID-19 has revealed how deeply interconnected all life on this planet is," said UNEP’s Executive Director, Inger Andersen. "I am delighted that UNEP, along with TED-Ed and other collaborators, are launching Earth School. Learning about the natural world will be critical to building a better and sustainable future for all.

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