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November 8, 2017  |  

You are Exceptional!

A Blogpost by Anita Béguelin, Co-Leader WGCOP.  You know that you are exceptional. You are not mainstream. I am pretty sure, when you tell your friends back home about UNFCCC conferences, they don’t know what you are talking about. You are exceptions. But in the end, you should not be. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of […] Read more…

June 6, 2017  |  

America Still Cares and the YMCA can help

The Thursday June 1st decision by President Donald Trump to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement was a big shock – and not a big shock. Trump’s election mantra was ‘America First’ – and in the speech he made to accompany his Paris announcement, the message seemed clear that America was going to […] Read more…

May 20, 2017  |  

The YMCA’s role in Climate Empowerment

A  blog by Silke Bölts (at the UNFCCC in Bonn) Many of us know that the COP (Conference of the Parties to the Convention) happens every year. But most people are not aware that there are many more conferences regarding climate action throughout the year. For example the United Nations Conference on Climate Change from […] Read more…

May 17, 2017  |  

Climate Change Conference – a view from the Hong Kong YMCA

This blog was written by Regina from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong City dynamic and innovative ideas for urban sustainability It’s the first time for me as a delegate from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong to participate in the Climate Change Conference. Technically, Hong Kong is classified as “Global North”, but the relative […] Read more…

April 30, 2017  |  

What is the connection between peace and climate change?

This blog was written by dedicated World YMCA volunteer and Resource Group for the Environment member Silke Bolts. Do you ever think about the connection between peace and climate change? These two topics are highly interrelated so you should! When we talk about the concept of sustainability, the dimensions of society, environment and economy need […] Read more…

March 27, 2017  |  

Cass – New Communications Officer for RGE!

Kia Ora, My name is Cassandra Troman, (you can call me Cass) I am writing this blog to introduce myself as the new Communications Officer for the RGE. I have never been particularly good at talking about myself so I will keep this blog relatively brief. I am originally from a small town at the […] Read more…

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Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts
There are few professions where you get to make a real difference, impacting individuals, families and communities on a global scale. The YMCA has given me so many opportunities - organizing soccer camps in Haiti, teen leaders programs in Zimbabwe, helping to develop cancer survivor exercise opportunities in America. The Y is so much more.

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