Delaware Interfaith Power and Light

YOUTH CLIMATE ACTION

Imagine if a Youth Climate Forum led to a cultural shift in how people in the region approach/respond to climate change. What would the forum activities look like that engage young people in leading that culture shift; to develop, share and act on their ideas for how to solve climate change issues?

That is the challenge a growing group of individuals and organizations have been exploring. To get us started, the group has identified four activities to explore in the coming months:

Photo/video gallery of images of both the evidence of climate change and solutions, from students from U.S., China and Guatemala.

A writing and art competition that invites secondary school students to imagine what their future will look like if we take the necessary steps to solve climate change. What do they appreciate and wish to preserve about today’s world, and what personal, social, political, and/or technological solutions might be employed to do so?

April 14 – National Water Dance program:  enhancing dancers’ understanding of art as a vehicle for social awareness and change; engaging both the audience and participants in taking action. DuPont Environmental Education Center, 4:00 p.m. performance.

April 18 – Roundtable luncheon discussions bringing seniors, students, and community leaders together in an informal setting to explore issues around climate change, environment and imaging the future. Questions will be submitted by students in advance. Hosted by ECO TEAM at OSHER LifeLong Learning Institute, 12:30-2:00, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave. Anyone interested in participating in this 1 hour program should contact Lisa Locke, llocke@delawareipl.org, asap for more information. We hope to pair up students and community leaders in advance. Seating is limited.

For more information on the Youth Climate Forum or to get involved, contact Lisa Locke, llocke@delawareipl.org, or Jame McCray, jmccray@udel.edu.