Rebecca Gunn Hansen is a youth leader. Rebecca took part in Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP). For many years, YELP provided a space for powerful and transformative youth learning on environmental issues.
Mission Transition: Clean Energy and Beyond
A podcast from Sierra Club BC
Remember when you were 15 or 16? If you thought about your future, you could probably see a world of endless possibilities for travel, work and family. But youth today are confronted with the impacts of a climate crisis they didn’t create.
And although they may feel overwhelmed now, they’re still thinking about a future filled with endless possibilities… just not the same possibilities many of us used to think about. In the first episode of Mission Transition: Season 2, we hear from three young people about their hopes for a post-carbon future.
Finn Kreischer is a 15 year old Sierra Club BC volunteer, Antonia Paquin is a climate strike organizer with Youth for Climate Victoria and Hannah Gelderman is an organizer with Rise and Resist as well as #OurTime2019 which involves youth in building the vision for a Green New Deal for Canada.
Take part in the Global Climate Strikes – a worldwide youth-led climate action mobilization from September 20 to 27!
Can you plan a strike in your workplace, school, or community? Here are resources to do it!
Our Earth Our Future – Victoria youth climate strike page
“Climate Strikes and the Youth Mental Health Crisis”: Tyee Bridge in the National Observer
“Listen to the Kids on Climate Change”: Toronto Star Editorial Board
The School Climate Change Strikes are Inspiring–But They Should Shame Us”: Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian
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