Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner is a Marshall Islands poet and spoken-word artist who works to empower Marshallese youth to seek solutions to climate change and other environmental impacts threatening their home island.
Large intact forests are critical to maintaining a livable climate, stabilizing weather patterns, and supporting rich pockets of human cultural diversity.
Photo: Monique Lada
About our Name
Nia Tero means "Our Earth" in Esperanto, a language created in the late 1800s to promote peace and harmony. Esperanto is a second language to all, first to none, allowing people who speak different native languages to communicate while retaining their own language and cultural identity. This concept of unity while upholding identity embodies the heart of Nia Tero.