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Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day?  The Cornell Public Service Center is proud to present:

April 22, Kennedy Hall

YACHANA:  A new world model for geotourism, sustainable development and educational equity in the Amazon

5 pm, Wednesday, April 22
David L. Call Alumni Auditorium,
Kennedy Hall, Cornell University
Free and Open to the Public

Honored by National Geographic and featured in the New York Times, Douglas McMeekin, Ashoka Fellow and founder of the Yachana Foundation will deliver this year's Kaplan Family Distinguished Lecture in Public Service.

Juan Kunchikuy, his Ecuadorian partner in his quest to save the rainforest and promote education for local people, will join him.   The event will be held on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, at 5 pm in the David L. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University.

Douglas McMeekin's knowledge of the Amazon region and its people, and the positive and successful work he has been able to achieve through the integrated development model of the Yachana Foundation, Yachana Lodge, Yachana Gourmet and Yachana High School has made the Yachana Group a world leader in sustainable development.

For more information about the Kaplan Family Distinguished Lecture in Public Service, please contact Lisa Elliott St. John at lje7@cornell.edu.  

For more information about Yachana, please visit www.yachana.org.ec.

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