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A quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “Earth has enough for everyone’s need but not for anyone’s greed," set the pace for a recent assembly of teachers who had gathered to discuss the principle of Education for Sustainable Development or ESD.

Indeed, there has never been a greater need for teachers who are advocates of peace and environmental protection, teachers who are not only swimming in the realm of ideas but are also moving in the material world, than now.

“We live in a planet in peril, a region at risk, a nation in crisis," former Education Secretary Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing said in her keynote address at the 9th General Assembly of APNIEVE, which was attended by more than 100 teachers from various universities and colleges. The event was held May 21-22 at the University of Makati.

“Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is not a matter of choice. We cannot leave the survival of the Earth to chance," said Quisumbing, who is also the president of the Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE)–Philippines.

Continue reading at: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/192550/educators-unite-to-promote-peace-save-the-planet

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