Local youth invited to participate in program to combat climate change
BRATTLEBORO- The Windham World Affairs Council, in conjunction with 118 Elliot and Marlboro College, has invited local youth to participate in a program supporting activism to combat climate change. The community is invited to come and support the youth activists who are leading the way.
Young people ages 12 to 21 have experienced five of the hottest years ever recorded. Facing the extremes of climate change has resulted in rising acts of activism across the country.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old (now 16) who sat every Friday on the steps of the Swedish Parliament to protest the government’s inaction on climate change, youth movements have been forming around the world, including locally. To support these movements, the organizers invite local youth activists, ages 13 to 20, to participate.
This event will be facilitated by Dr. Julie Snorek, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College, and Lissa Weinmann, WWAC. The program will begin with Snorek’s report on the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland that she attended in December. Then, small groups will work together on recommendations and plans.
The event is free and refreshments will be served. Marlboro College and 118 Elliot are co-sponsors. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.
There will be a training session for the participants on speaking skills and honing one’s message led by Dr. Snorek on Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 5 pm at 118 Elliot St.
To participate contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.