Because there “is no Planet-B” They rightly declare each Friday The young and their allies know what’s a stake This is a climate emergency
“Climate-related events that really gave me hope were the UK Youth Climate School Strikes.” says Youth Climate Summit Ambassador Chara. “Seeing so many people come together to fight for our planet and seeing and participating in an event almost solely organised by the youth gave me such hope. Which is a feeling often lacking when discussing the topic of climate change.”
Recently, many young people have maintained their ‘Friday’s For Future’ climate strikes, staging them online due to coronavirus lockdowns. In response to pressure from youth groups and others, the governments of some countries have declared a climate emergency. However, since doing so, almost all of those have been criticised for a lack of effective action.
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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