My World on Earth: Voices from the favela in Rio+20

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An online survey done over several months asked 2000 youth to indicate the most important challenges of humanity today. The results were presented in an open debate organized in the heart of Favela BabilĂ´nia, Rio de Janeiro. The discussion organized by ICA – Information, Knoweldge & Attitude, was designed to stimulate youth to critically reflect on their daily actions and the impacts those have on the environment. Participants have used the harvested data to create a resolution to be delivered to Heads of States in Rio+20. I was there, and had the opportunity to open a discussion about our food choices and how they impact our society, the economy and the planet.