Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
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ProjectExplorer

Project Explorer is a nonprofit organization that produces free, online global travel series that are designed for family and classroom. It’s goal is to provides students with access to people and places they may never have seen or knew existed. Right now, the organization is running a new, video-based project that asks people to answer: “What does it mean to you to be a good global citizen?”

Participants include chefs Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain, actors Dulé Hill and Allison Janney, New York 1 News reporter Pat Kiernan and students around the world. For example, Hill says that to him, being a good global citizen means being “aware of what’s happening with my neighbor” — a neighbor being both someone who lives next door, or around the globe. Kiernan argues in order to be a good global citizen, you need news. “Informed citizens are better citizens,” he says.

More than 100 videos have been uploaded by members. Each tries to answer this important question. After watching a few, tell us what you believe makes a good global citizen in the comments below, or upload a video to Project Explorer’s Good Global Citizen project.