MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

 

Javier is volunteering in the MK Office to help develop the MK21 UNconference.

Javier is volunteering in the MK Office to help develop the MK21 UNconference.

Hi,my name is Javier and I am seventeen years old. I am speaking on behalf of Millennium Kids, an organisation that seeks to empower young people to create positive change in the world.

For several years now I have experienced a growing sense of worry regarding climate change and global warming. Its effects are becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the world: rising temperatures, melting polar ice caps and resultant high sea levels, prolonged periods of drought, ocean acidification and progressively more violent and unpredictable storms such as hurricane Irma. I believe that serious action has to be taken if we want our planet to still be life supporting in one hundred years’ time.

Climate change is something that most people are aware of but which is rarely discussed in our daily lives. Often we are distracted by personal, short term goals and don’t consider the impact our actions are having on the environment. In Western Australia particularly we seem to be far more focussed on squeezing money out of unsustainable business than finding more sustainable means of energy production for the future. I strongly believe that we as a state need to start taking more responsibility for the environment and our future generations. We need to take action to prevent climate change before too much damage is done.

Millennium Kids believes that more young people like me should have a say on the issues that concern them, and offers us a platform from which we can take action and have our voice heard.

If you are 10 – 21 years and are concerned about climate change, sustainability or other environmental issues, I encourage you to join us at the MK21 Unconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet. It will be held over three days on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October, with the themes of water, waste and a future vision of Roe 8. There will be a range of activities, opportunities to speak to stakeholders and entrepreneurs and to put your ideas forward.

If you are interested, visit www.millenniumkids.com.au or email catrina@millenniumkids.com.au for an information pack.

You can book tickets through eventbrite!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mk21-unconference-one-thousand-actions-for-the-planet-tickets-37751037369

I hope to see you there.

Javier

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