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Earth Optimism

It may feel like climate change is too big a problem to overcome but don’t lose hope because people and communities around the world are working together right now to develop solutions that will help preserve our planet for generations to come.

The Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Initiative was created to shine a light on the people who are developing sustainable solutions that preserve nature as well as our own well-being. By changing the narrative from one that dwells on the negative to one that celebrates optimism and opportunity, we aim to inspire all students, activists, and community leaders to start thinking about what Life on a Sustainable Planet means to them and become part of the growing team that is building a sustainable future for all.

For youth:

For lifelong learners: