Young activists from ‘Generation Our Climate’ hosted an inspiring Town Hall for Climate Action this fall. They spoke passionately about the current state of our climate and the need for more environmental activism and education. I found them more effective in engaging us to take action than many adult speakers I have heard on this topic.
These high school students have testified in front of state, county and city governments, urging them to adopt renewable energy policies and help consumers switch away from fossil fuels. Speakers included Nick Morgenstein, Milo Wetherall, Mimi Lawrence, Luci Paczkowski and Caroline Schurz, who study in different high schools in Marin -- from San Domenico to Tam High and Branson. They were drawn together by shared concerns about climate change and a deep sense of responsibility for addressing this critical issue.
Their free town hall took place at the Mill Valley Community Center on Tuesday, Sep. 4, at 6pm, attracting a diverse group of citizens of all ages. They were introduced by by Mill Valley Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters, who has asked them to consult on our city's climate action plan.
Adult mentors for this event were Daniel Heagerty and Donna Lawrence, with multimedia support from yours truly. I volunteer for these young leaders because of their commitment to curb climate change, and to take responsibility for our world. We need more young activists like them and their perspective inspires me. They gave us a clear-eyed wake-up call, and they can engage many more young people to take action for a better world.
I invite you to support them as well, by making a donation at the link below.
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