LET’S OPEN UP FOR SHARING AND CARING – YOUTH EVENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Come join us for discussions from how to create mini-forests in the cities, to how to sue climate disastrous companies and use slam poetry for climate action!
The focus of the Inspired! youth event is to share stories and inspiration of action taken by youth on climate change. The morning session is held face-to-face and it brings together active youth from Estonia for inspiration and discussion sessions on degrowth. In the afternoon, various hybrid workshops led by youth are held, bringing together youth across Europe that have taken action in their communities in the framework of DEAR projects or other initiatives. The afternoon session will conclude with a joint action on COP27.
Sign up for the event if you are interested in taking action on climate – you may consider yourself a climate activist or maybe you are taking your first steps in planning how to raise awareness or take practical action on climate change. There will be space to share inspiration, discuss challenges and plan your next actions!
Please note that the event is in English and no translation will be provided. You don’t need to be fluent in English to participate, but we hope that you can understand English and also speak at least a little to take an active part in the event.
We have amazing workshops coming up! To mention a few:
How and why to spread good news and climate optimism in the time of worsening climate crisis?
Alaina Wood is a sustainability scientist and climate communicator based out of the United States. Alaina is the founder of the Garbage Queen, a social media platform dedicated to discussing climate science and solutions to her audience of over 300,000 people, and she is known for debunking climate misinformation and helping young people manage their climate anxiety.
Nothing Kills Like Hunger – how climate change increases conflict globally
Isabelle Tickel from Concern, Nothing Kills Like Hunger campaign. When we picture conflict, we imagine explosions, violence and bloodshed. What we don’t imagine is the devastation caused by the deadliest weapon of all: hunger. Let’s discuss the ways climate change influences conflict.
Hands on the ground! Growing resilient green spaces to engage people and create impact in our community
António Alexandre and Rebecca Mateus, both biologists and part of HortaFCUL, the informal permaculture group of the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the population will live in urban areas. In this context, to grow concrete solutions like tiny forests and resilient vegetable gardens in the cities can be a path to engage people and to create resilient and sustainable communities with less impact on natural resources.
And many more! See the full list linked in the EVENT SCHEDULE. Registered participants will be able to choose one workshop per session, the link to register for workshops will be shared with participants before the event.
The Inspired! youth event is organized as part of 1Planet4All project by Mondo, Südwind, 11.11.11, Concern, VIDA, ACTED, Ayuda en Acción and the Estonian Youth Environmental Council, with the participation of DEAR Programme projects from across Europe. The event is co-funded by the DEAR Programme of the EU, Estonian Ministry of the Environment and Estonian Centre for International Development.
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Face-to-face event for youth in Estonia focusing on degrowth topics (in Estonian language). Times are in EET.
11.30 – 12.45 Madis Vasser from Estonian Green Movement on degrowth
12.45 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.30 Group work and discussions
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
Hybrid event (on Zoom and face-to-face in Tallinn, Estonia) in English:
14 CEST Welcome by host Tiago Matos, an influencer and activist from Portugal.
14.05 CEST Inspirational note by Mira Kapfinger from Stay Grounded: Acting together is our strength! Experiences from movement-building for climate justice.
14.30 – 15.15 CEST workshops – session I – choose from 8 different workshops
15.15 – 15.40 CEST inspiration from workshops, creative break
15.40 – 16.25 CEST workshops – session II – choose from 8 different workshops
16.25 – 17.00 CEST final session with Kelvin Akpaloo, a spoken word artist and a dancer – wrap-up and heading towards COP27