Global citizenship becomes an even more rewarding journey when we take the time to appreciate the work of other remarkable Global Citizens.
Whether you are driven by wanderlust or drawn to the world of ideas, these stories will inspire you to be your best self.
“The Earth Is Only One Country”
You probably have heard people daydreaming about the world as a single place without borders between countries. This picturesque image is more than a metaphor for Andre Brugiroux, a French traveler who visited every country in the world between 1955 and 2005. Perhaps as remarkable as the journey itself is the fact that Brugiroux claims to have spent only one dollar a day during his travels. His story is a testament to the power of curiosity and serves as proof that ingenuity can go a long way, even when money is tight.
Over the course of five decades, Brugiroux met people from all around the world, seeing the same landscapes, and eating the same food as them. His conclusion, as he explained in a recent interview is that “The Earth is only one country, and we are all citizens of that one country.”
Teaching the World to Read
It’s in our nature to want to solve problems. But what happens when the problem in front of us is far-reaching and deeply rooted in societal and economic inequalities? Most people would shake their heads and move on to other more manageable problems. But not Ruth Johnson Colvin. In 1961 she read in the news that more than 11,000 people where she lived (Syracuse, New York) could not read. She took it upon herself to solve the problem and eventually went on to found Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA). As a result, thousands of adults and teens learned to read and gained access to an invaluable source of education and information.
In 2002 LVA became ProLiteracy worldwide, expanding their efforts on a global scale—not bad for a journey that began with a story in a local newspaper!
About Our Global Citizen Collection
Our Global Citizen Hat Collection is about being a Global Citizen. The motto on the back of our hats says it all: “One People/One Planet.”
The colors you can choose from include beige, blue, and gray. The choice of materials ranges from pigment dye cotton to corduroy and water-resistant nylon. Shop online today!
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