The Next Generation Of Environmental Leaders Has Arrived

July 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m 24. Not a ‘youth’ for much longer. In 2008 I co-founded the UK Youth Climate Coalition, and we were the new thing on the block. As the youth climate movement matures, it is fantastic to see a new wave of environmental leaders not taking ‘no’ for an answer – taking legal action, mobilising thousands of young people, and no doubt much more to come. Long live the youth climate movement : )

Youth from nearly every state in the US and over 40 countries began marching for their own future to demand action on climate change starting May 7, 2011. The iMatter March, organized by young people in their own communities, is part of a historic campaign organized by a group of young activists called Kids vs Global Warming. The organization also filed historic legal actions with youth around the USA to demand that our governments protect the atmosphere for the youngest generation.

One of the 159 youth-led marches for a safe climate future

Reminds me of this wonderful Paul Kelly song, with this classic line: “if we fall others are rising”.

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