REFERENT: Nicola Spafford
Following the historic Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a lively debate was held at the Pregny campus of the Geneva International School. With the help Mr. David Batten, the outcome of that discussion led to the publication of the first Earth Focus magazine.
Since then, 36 issues have been published and circulated worldwide to reach the very places being discussed in some of its articles fostering exchange and further discussion. Students at every level, whether primary, secondary or in higher education contributed content as well as regular input by a host of experts.
With sustainability as the over-arching theme, a variety of social, environmental and economic issues were covered. Stories that had hitherto been unheard of were featured to help with the process of raising awareness. Even the youngest contributors demonstrated unprecedented levels of maturity when tackling these issues.
Following a brief break, the magazine is now back. With previous versions being made available in digital downloadable format. The new editions seek to revitalize the style and layout designed from the outset to continue in both online and printed editions.
The central focus remains seeking continued collaboration with students, fostering exchanges and inspiring positive action. Engagement with organisations working in related fields are also welcomed. Every new idea that can assist the transition into a sustainable way of living is actively sought.
We encourage interested individuals of every age yet young in spirit to share their views, voice their opinions, and come together to make change happen.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”