Every year, Earth Day–April 22nd–marks the beginning of the modern day environmental movement. In the United States, Earth Day’s seeds were planted in 1970 when large leaded gas guzzling cars and industry polluted the air, water and soil at an unprecedented level. The environment and the link between public health and pollution slowly began to seep into the public consciousness. The idea came from Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Inspired by young people who were making their voices heard in many political and social issues Nelson, along with conservation-minded Republican Congressman Denis Hayes …Read More
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“After I graduated high school I decided to join Up with People, travel around the world without knowing anyone, to change the world and having an impact on the people I meet on the road. I think this decision is the most significant I have ever made in my life.” How will you keep hope alive? “After my journey with Up with People I want to teach the people from my own community everything I learned in this five months by talking about the important subjects and being a role model in how we should treat our planet. I believe …Read More
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Up with People’s weekly blog post goes silent today in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the United States. For more information on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its significance please visit – Why We Remember the Holocaust from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Photo Courtesy Of https://www.ushmm.orgRead More
There are many times when you may stay in someone else’s home for the night. It may be when you stay with family, friends, or with a host family during a study abroad or gap year program. Being an amazing house guest will leave you and your host family with a great and memorable experience! How To Be An Amazing House Guest: Learn The House Rules. It’s important to learn rules that they expect you to follow while staying in their house. They may have curfews, quiet times, or other rules. Be respectful and follow them. Help Out. Offer to help …Read More
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“The temptation to silence young people has always existed. There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible… There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive. Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you not to keep quiet.” – Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, Sunday Address, March 25, 2018 Up with People was born in the midst of the 1960’s, a time of turbulence and division when young people were raising their voices for social …Read More