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Youth Fighting Climate Change

    Local News    January 10, 2018

There are currently more than 1.8 billion people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 24. This is the largest young generation in history. This is also the generation most affected by climate change.

The Salt Spring Forum is partnering with members of the Student Council at the Gulf Islands Secondary School to present more events that will inspire, engage and empower young people to lead.

On Thursday, January 11th from 10 AM to 11:15 AM in the GISS Multipurpose room, the first Forum-Student Council event features Geoff Dembicki, an internationally successful 31-year old climate journalist. Dembicki is also the author of the new book Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change.

Through his journeys, Dembicki has learned that millions of youth want to radically change the world. In fact, youth are now leading the resistance to the politicians and CEOs who are steering our planet towards disaster.

Most importantly, Dembicki argues that a safer and more equitable future is more achievable than we have been led to believe.

Dembicki combines a deep understanding of climate science with a rare ability to explain and motivate people into action rather than despair. His work appears in the New York Times, Vice, Foreign Policy and the Guardian.

Be sure to attend this event! By doing so, you will encourage and show solidarity with local youth. You will also gain insights into their views and values, and take those insights – along with Dembicki’s book, which will be on sale – back into your lives.

The event is free for all students, with tickets on sale online at Eventbrite and at the door while quantities last. $15 – 2018 Members; $20 General Admission.

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