Are you 16-18 years old? Do you want to learn more about the causes of climate change and experience its effects first hand?
Then sign up for our ‘Climate Change Challenge Weekend’
taking place at the University of Maynooth on 14-16 November 2014. This weekend is for young people who are concerned about the effect that our changing climate is having on people and communities around the world, and want to find out how to get involved in tackling climate injustice in the developing countries.
We have four main aims for the weekend:
- To increase your knowledge of climate change;
- To help you understand why climate change is an urgent social justice issue, what we call ‘climate justice’;
- To assist you in making connections with experienced activists and hear stories from around the world;
- To give you the knowledge and skills to become a climate justice activist.
Throughout the weekend you will examine the causes, effects and possible ways to mitigate climate change through a variety of activities, for example: activist workshops; Trócaire staff presentations; special guest speaker; a disaster simulation exercise; drama; documentary viewing.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 years old (on the 14 November), then contact [email protected]
for further information and an application form. The cost for the weekend is £20/€25. If this amount is not feasible for you, please do not hesitate to contact Trócaire in confidence.
The closing date for applications is 17 October 2014.
We plan to create an atmosphere built around mutual respect and understanding between you as participants, Trócaire staff and volunteers, and other agencies who join us at different times during the Climate Change Challenge. We will use a ‘Buddy System’ for the weekend, which means you will be in groups of three peers with a team leader to guide you through the different activities. Attendance is obligatory for all activities. We will support you to make choices and direct your own learning experience. All participants must remain on Maynooth University campus at all times.
Your planet needs you! Will you act?