Posts

Youth Led Citizens Assembly on Climate Change

#climateaction

Our Citizens Assembly team has been working hard on the planning process and met online in February to do two presentations to a global deliberative democracy audience. The young people presented to people in  the US, Finland, UK and Israel to get feedback on their plans for a 4 day  event in September –October 2021 to get young people thinking about climate change and present their roadmap of ideas to government leaders and stakeholders.

We would like to welcome to our new committee member Hadar who joins us from Israel. Hadar is super keen to get young people to collaborate on climate change and is looking forward to working with our team to learn alongside us.

We will launch our Citizen Assembly film and call to action on 20th March 2021 at the Blue Sky Festival in Mundaring. Check out the Blue Sky Festival Facebook page for updates.

 

 

And a GREAT big thank you to our Donors.

A super big thank you to all our donors big and small. Your donations help us fund the programs and ideas developed by our young members.

Thanks a million to the crew from Sunburnt Films who have donated $5000 worth of their time to help us make a 90 sec film about our work. The Kids have decided to make a film about their Citizens Assembly 2021. With an additional donation from our good buddy John and Sheryl we are on our way to raising funds to make this youth led, deliberative democracy process happen in 2021. Watch this space.

Thanks a million to Denise, Joanne, Gill, Rena and Mary. Your donations are going towards a t- shirt for the Kids on Country crew so they can show off their art skills and look smart when they lead their on country tours.

A big thank you to Heather for doing her art fundraiser. Your donation will support a young person with a Green Lab pitch to protect, monitor and increase canopy in the Perth metropolitan area.

A million thanks to long term donor Josie. We have a new waste project in the pipeline and we look forward to sharing more news soon.

If you are interested in donating or providing inkind support to Millennium Kids check out our donation link  here

or email catrina@millenniumkids.com.au

This week we feature a young person who is a member of Millennium Kids Inc (MK), a not-for-profit, environmental youth organisation based in Perth, that empowers young people with a ‘skills for life’ approach so they can become leaders and change-agents in their communities.

“My name is Bella Poll and I am 17 years old.

I first joined MK when I was ten years old. After pitching my ideas to a panel, I was selected to participate in some of the organisation’s projects. MK interested me because of the way that they respected and listened to the voices of young people. I knew that the organisation would give me the opportunity to action and find solutions to the issues I cared most about; single use plastic consumption; waste in the ocean and youth empowerment. MK has taught me more than I could have ever imagined and I am very grateful and proud to represent the organisation and what it stands for.”

What do you believe is the most important environmental issue that will impact your future?

“I believe that unsustainable consumption of not only single use plastic but also fossil fuels, food and other non-reusable materials is the most important environmental issue that will impact our future.”

What are you and the MK team doing about it?

“Currently, the MK team and myself are planning a first in the world, youth-led, climate Citizens Assembly. In October 2021 we are going to bring together a group of 150 randomly sampled kids. They will be presented with multiple perspectives on the issues we are currently facing and their goal will be to recommend short term action and big agenda items which reduce our carbon footprint.”

#chrelights #socialjustice #humanrights #allbeings

Photo used with permission from Millennium Kids.

L-R: Bella; Amelia; Cat (MK CEO).