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One of the Youth Climate Summit Ambassadors is demonstrating how you can combine creativity with sustainably by setting up her own clothes shop. But rather than using materials, Ambassador Tian takes in old clothes, puts on some new designs and gives them a new lease of life.
Tian sells her clothes-reborn via depop. And with other websites like Etsy, there is no shortage of opportunities for youngsters to engage in a sustainable climate-friendly money-making venture.
Ambassador Alina gave a climate speech at her school’s annual Fantasy Fashion show, even having the support of fashion guru Stella McCartney to try and make a push toward more sustainable clothing.
Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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