I graduated from high school in 2004. We were so dumb then, just entering a world where information was everywhere and technology was officially taking over. Kids now? They know everything! They are so great. They are the future in a way we have never seen young people be.
And climate change is a big fucking deal to them. This should be a big deal for all of us but they, the young, will be living on this planet that we messed up a lot longer – and they want to keep it cool. Just look at what these teens are doing!
“The teenagers behind Zero Hour — an environmentally focused, creatively minded and technologically savvy nationwide coalition — are trying to build a youth-led movement to sound the alarm and call for action on climate change and environmental justice.”
“‘I’m here today because we have a 12-year deadline,’ Lydia Macy, 18, told HuffPost from behind a 40-foot banner that she was helping to hold up. ‘Climate change is the No. 1 issue that we’re facing in the 21st century, and if we don’t fight we won’t have a world to live in.’”
“Thousands of Australian school students have urged greater action on climate change in protests across the country. The students skipped school on Friday to highlight what they say are inadequate climate policies by the Australian government.“
Ahh, the teens. They are good! They are good.
They are also not supposed to be doing this job alone: you need to help too. Be the teen. Reach inside of yourself and pull out that passionate individual and let them steer you toward caring for the planet.