We, the Climate Generation
By Matteo Pota.
The “We, the Climate Generation” event, which will be held on June 12 in New York, will be live on Facebook from the United World Project page.
On June 12, people of all ages, faiths, and nationalities are joining together for an important cause: to save our planet from the damage done by climate change.
The United Nations was founded on the message of ‘We, the Peoples’ after world war had ravaged a whole generation. Now, the world stands on the cusp of an existential crisis due to ecological collapse. The breakdown of the climate, caused principally by human activities, is a key driver of this crisis.
To address the ecological issue that endangers our planet, such as people’s livelihood and well-being, the United Nations will hold its annual climate change summit this fall.
In advance of the September summit, activists of all ages – “We, the Climate Generation” (we, the climate generation) – will come together to do the same on June 12.
Keynote speaker Lorna Gold, author of the new book “Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future“, will describe how her drive to protect her children’s future led her to explore the extent of climate change and what she could do about it.
A panel of activists will also share their experiences as individuals and members of their communities taking action for climate justice. The presenters, who are teenagers, adults, and grandparents, come from different faith, education, and national backgrounds, as well as different professional specialties and activist organizations.
The presentation will be held at the “Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission” at 221 East 52nd Street from 2:00-3:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.