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Youth Leading the Charge on Climate Change – what they say/think and an education approach
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, NPR’s A1 program hosted a 35 min conversation entitled “No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate.” Among the topics and people included are: the curriculum of the Lowell School in Washington, DC; Climate Generation; Greta Thunberg; and youth activists from across the U.S. This segment provides important perspectives for educators, parents and anyone who works with young people who are growing up, working for governmental action, and coming to grips with our warming planet.
Four days after activists around the world gathered for what's being called the “largest climate rally in history” – with an estimated 4 million people participating – the following A1 segment was aired. The climate strikes were one of the elements in this conversation about the international fight against climate change that 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and many other young activists have championed. Key voices in this episode include:
Kathryn Fink, a reporter, who spent time at a Climate Generation – Lowell School institute for educators about teaching climate change in the classroom.
Carl Smith, a 17-year-old environmental activist in Alaska; Aneesa Khan, a 23-year-old climate activist and the executive director of Sustain Us — a non-profit youth-led advocacy group focusing on justice and sustainability; and Madeline Graham, a 16-year-old environmental activist that participants with Fridays for Future — an international movement of students striking during the school day to demand action against climate change.