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Hosted by the American School of Rio de Janeiro, the GIN Conference 2015 empowers youth to participate actively in the issuesthey identify in their own communities.

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  1. Planning for the conference started back in December 2014. First, students volunteered for the different committees, and from then on, #GINRIO2015 began taking shape. Committees began meeting weekly, and the entire school embraced the GIN spirit - Lower and Middle School even started projects their own projects, such as their calculation of our school's carbon footprint.
  2. EARJ is ready for GIN 2015! #GIN2ME 馃帀馃崈馃尶鉁岎煆硷笍 @globalissuesnet
  3. "If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him" - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Change starts with us! 馃崈馃寧馃尶 #7days

#GIN2ME #SUSTAINABILITY4ALL
#GLOBALISSUES
    "If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him" - Ralph Waldo Emerson Change starts with us! 馃崈馃寧馃尶 #7days #GIN2ME #SUSTAINABILITY4ALL #GLOBALISSUES
  4. What goes on behind the conference! #6DAYSTOGO 馃尶馃寪 #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015
    What goes on behind the conference! #6DAYSTOGO 馃尶馃寪 #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015
  5. As the conference began to approach, all participants - not only from EARJ, but from all participating schools - began to dedicate themselves daily towards the organization and success of the conference.
  6. 4 DAYS TO GO 馃寧馃崈馃尶鈾伙笍馃寠 #GIN2ME #SUSTAINABILITY4ALL @j.mathewson
  7. Pau brasil is a marker of our country's history and has withstood centuries of intense exploitation 馃崈 although very rare to find, we have one at EARJ (near the white gate) so make sure to check it out during your time at GIN! 馃嚙馃嚪 #2DAYS #GINRIO2015 #GIN2ME
    Pau brasil is a marker of our country's history and has withstood centuries of intense exploitation 馃崈 although very rare to find, we have one at EARJ (near the white gate) so make sure to check it out during your time at GIN! 馃嚙馃嚪 #2DAYS #GINRIO2015 #GIN2ME
  8. Finally, the big day came! At Seven o'clock in the morning, EARJ Global Village Leaders - students who volunteered to guide GIN participants - headed to the hotels to pick up our guests and bring them to school. As they arrived, students were able to get to know each other, take pictures at our photo booth, and participate in a variety of activities in the fun zone. They were also led by EARJ Gin volunteers through a guided tour of the school, where they learned about all the nooks and crannies of our school.
  9. Where in world are you from? 馃嚙馃嚪馃嚚馃嚧馃嚫馃嚜馃嚠馃嚜馃嚭馃嚫馃嚡馃嚨馃嚛馃嚜馃嚚馃嚘馃嚝馃嚠 #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015 #AASAA_SA
    Where in world are you from? 馃嚙馃嚪馃嚚馃嚧馃嚫馃嚜馃嚠馃嚜馃嚭馃嚫馃嚡馃嚨馃嚛馃嚜馃嚚馃嚘馃嚝馃嚠 #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015 #AASAA_SA
  10. The conference was kicked off with the opening ceremony, followed by an amazing performance by the EARJ choir, a five-minute meditation session (led by EARJ senior and GIN volunteer, Arthur Pons), a presentation by GIN participant, Roberto Rose, on the benefits of using twitter as a tool for activism, and a keynote speak from world-renowned artist, Vik Muniz.
  11. Everyone ejoying a five-minute meditation session before the busy day ahead 馃寑馃寪 @globalissuesnet @aassa_sa #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015
    Everyone ejoying a five-minute meditation session before the busy day ahead 馃寑馃寪 @globalissuesnet @aassa_sa #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015
  12. "What connects us to the less fortunate is that we couldve been them. We have to value things like this: give people an opportunity" - Vik Muniz

First keynote speaker of the conference @vikmuniz 馃嚙馃嚪 @globalissuesnet @aassa_sa #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015 #SUSTAINABILITY4ALL
    "What connects us to the less fortunate is that we couldve been them. We have to value things like this: give people an opportunity" - Vik Muniz First keynote speaker of the conference @vikmuniz 馃嚙馃嚪 @globalissuesnet @aassa_sa #GIN2ME #GINRIO2015 #SUSTAINABILITY4ALL
  13. After all this, students participated in the Ideas Fair - where nearly 20 national and international organizations set up tables at the Tartan, and GIN participants were able to explore what is each one's values, mission, and projects.
  14. All GIN participants bring to the conference their own perspectives on a global issue they are trying to solve. They present these in the form of Workshops, which happen in five different sessions - this way, students are not only able to present their ideas, but also listen to each other's projects.
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