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My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) Project

The My Community, Our Earth Project: Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development (MyCOE) project is a partnership among the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the United Nations Environment Program, the ESRI Co., NIFA, and others to encourage secondary school and university students to use geographic analysis tools to address community changes and sustainability.

Using MyCOE, students create projects using geographical tools and methods to document community changes and illustrate how citizens in their neighborhoods, villages, cities, and countries can improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. Students can examine and learn more about environmental issues, determine patterns and trends, and propose solutions to the challenges they study.

A selection of MyCOE-related projects is displayed at international venues where decisionmakers and professionals involved in sustainable development can view the solutions developed by the students.

Those with expertise in sustainable development, geography, or geographic information systems (GIS) are invited to register on the MyCOE Web site as mentors to students working on projects within their country.

For more information, contact Patricia Solis.


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