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Take the Climate Change Challenge

participants in trocaire's climate change challenge november 2014

2014 Climate Change Challengers on the University of Maynooth campus

Are you 15-17 years old? Do you want to know more about the causes of climate change and understand its effects? 

Then sign up for our ‘Climate Change Challenge Weekend’ taking place at the University of Maynooth on 26-29 November 2015.

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 world.
Aims for the weekend:

  1. To increase your knowledge of climate change;
  2. To help you understand why climate change is an urgent social justice issue, what we call ‘climate justice’;
  3. To assist you in making connections with experienced activists and hear stories from around the world;
  4. 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; and documentary viewing. The weekend will culminate in a trip into Dublin city centre to take part in the Global Climate Change March 
If you are aged between 15 and 17 years old (on the 26th November), then contact [email protected] for further information and an application form.

The cost for the weekend is £25/€30. If this amount is not feasible for you, please do not hesitate to contact Trócaire in confidence.
The closing date for applications is 16 October 2015.
Last year’s participants came from all over the country (Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Tipperary, Donegal and more), and some fantastic weather contributed to a great weekend!

In 2015, we can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a fun-filled weekend that will hopefully increase your knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change, and perhaps inspire you to take action!

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