Are you a young person looking to get involved in working to solve climate change, protect our planet’s biodiversity, or preserve our oceans? Or maybe you are a person with life experience that could be shared with youth activists and help them to be more effective in their efforts? There are so many ways to get involved. Here are just a few:
One More Generation – created by kids, for kids OMG is designed to empower youth around the world to stand up and help create solutions for the pressing issues of today.
The United Nations will be hosting a Youth Climate Summit this September at their headquarters in New York as part of the lead up to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit where young people from all over the world will come together to discuss climate solutions.
Incidentally, as part of the Climate Summit and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they’ve created The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World. It’s a list of all sorts of things you can do to help lessen the intensity of climate change right from your couch. It’s the low hanging fruit of activism and is a great resource.
Youth Climate Action is an organization for high school aged students and is an incubator dedicated to creating the next generation of environmental leaders. They are always looking for mentors that are passionate about environmental issues.
The Sunrise Movement is an organization bringing together young people from all over the county to stop climate change and create millions of jobs in the process.
And there is a U.S. version of the Youth Climate Strike organization made so popular by activists like Greta Thunberg.
If our youth are our future, it’s comforting to know that the next generation is very much engaged in the active search for change and climate solutions – and you can be too.
Meredith, a former professional in the software industry, has come to the Mrs. Green’s World team through an unlikely journey that took her through the world of non-profit management and on to becoming a part of MGW. Helping people understand climate change and what we can do about it – is very near and dear to her heart. She lives in Tucson with her family and too many pets.