By Mihaela Manova

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 Mihaela Manova is the Covering Climate Now Editor for Loveland Magazine and lives in Loveland

Calling all parents and teachers! On November 16, 2020, CMRubinWorld announced that Planet Classroom Network, a new addition to their website, will be organizing a six month World’s Fair of Learning on Youtube. 

The goal for this virtual fair is to unite young students in learning from different mediums on YouTube, while also focusing on global climate change.

Planet Classroom is dedicated to “supporting youth well-being, unity, inclusivity, and addressing our planet’s global challenges” as told by the CMRubinWorld website. 

The program will begin on January 4, 2021 and will be hosted on their YouTube channel. The program will feature over 20 global organizations such as Global Nomads, The Martha Graham Dance Company, and many more. For the full list, visit: https://www.cmrubinworld.com/planet-classroom/ 

“Research has shown us time and time again that the arts and social impact learning unites people across borders. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic and societal consequences have amplified an already existing crisis of youth mental health,” said CMRubinWorld Co-Founder and CEO, Cathy Rubin. 

“We came to the conclusion that the world’s youth needed their own Youtube channel where they can work with each other and seek sustainable solutions for their planet.”

The organizations that have partnered up with Planet Classroom will focus on artistic and creative aspects and opportunities. Director Eric Simon talked about his film What To Do About Climate Change?, which will air on the platform.

According to CmRubinWorld, Simon said, “explores avenues available for making progress” and will focus on the passion of protestors and activists battling climate change.

Likewise to Simon’s goals, other topics will be showcased throughout the six month program, including writing, watching documentaries, dance, and a platform for children to tell their stories.

About Planet Classroom Network

The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, learning innovators and emerging technologists from all over the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience at a time when art and learning institutions everywhere are not accessible. 

The Planet Classroom Network is by youth for youth. Young people from around the world played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network’s vision and programming.

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Currently, Planet Classroom is in the process of launching their website. To subscribe and be notified of its first airing click here.

Let us know what you think! Contact me at manovamd@miamioh.edu

Let us know what you think! Contact me at manovamd@miamioh.edu

Mihaela Manova

Editor of Covering Climate Now for Loveland Magazine

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