The Natural History Museum is hosting a week of free events to get young people engaged and invested in climate-related issues. It’s clear how important it is to get young people involved in the discussions and advocacy, and that’s exactly what Generation Hope: Act for the Planet aims to do. They want to “create advocates that are informed, confident and motivated to make wise decisions, get involved, and use their influence and actions to drive positive change for the planet’s future.”
What exactly is Generation Hope?
Generation Hope is a week of events running from September 12-16. A host of panels, workshops, and talks will be on offer, aimed at participants aged between 16 and 25. The events, created in partnership with young activists from around the world, are intended to be approachable and accessible. Regardless of whether you’re just thinking about getting involved, or are already engaged with the issues, you’re sure to gain something from the events. Perhaps you want to better understand the science behind the climate crisis? Maybe you’re after tools to better deal with eco-anxiety? Or maybe you’re keen to meet like-minded people? All of this is on offer, and plenty more. There’s a Generation Hope event for everyone. And with events available online as well as in person, anyone wanting to Act for the Planet can join in.
Conor O’Keeffe, the Creative Producer of Generation Hope at the Natural History Museum said:
“Only by connecting to one another, bridging divides and forming communities can we ensure a future where people and planet thrive. By the end of the week, our hope is that everyone participating can commit to one action, whether it’s following up on a new connection, or speaking up on behalf of nature.”
All Generation Hope: Act for the Planet events are free, but due to limited spaces booking a ticket is required. Head to the website to take a look at the full list of available events, and secure your place.