Green Agents of Change
For children and young people passionate about climate justice!
The Children, Youth and Family Team recently hosted our first online gatherings for children and young people in the Methodist Church who are passionate about climate justice.
The aim of these events was to start a conversation that:
- explores what motivates and inspires children and young people’s involvement in climate justice
- names and celebrates what children and young people are already doing in the name of climate justice
- asks children and young people what else they think the Methodist Church should be doing - locally and nationally
- asks children and young people what they want to be involved in and how they want to be supported or consulted
- explores with children and young people how their faith and their climate justice work overlaps.
Grace, aged 8, attended the session for 8 - 11 year olds. Read the article she wrote for her church magazine here.
Why not consider submitting your own article about climate justice to your church magazine, newsletter or website?
If you have any questions about Green Agents of Change or the Catalyst Events, please contact Lynne Norman in the Children, Youth and Family Team.
Other great resources, websites and things you can get involved in:
- It's Time - a festival of climate action took place online in November 2020 and included a 'Kids Tent' for young climate activists. Catch-up on everything that happened on the Ecologi YouTube channel.
- Global Action Plan is the charity behind Clean Air Day and it also runs several other campaigns that you could get involved in, including the #IDon'tBuyItMovement - asking young people to stand together and tell advertisers that they have had enough of ads that promote a consumerist lifestyle.
- You could talk to your family or friends about committing to one of these actions from Green Actioneers - or even challenge your whole church or youth group!
- Kids Against Plastic attended our 3Generate event in 2019. Join the KAP club here so that you can work towards your certificates and receive a monthly inspiring newsletter from Amy and Ella.
- Your family might also want to consider being part of A Rocha's Wild Christian movement.
- At Faiths 4 Change you can sign up to receive a fantastic monthly activity pack, from Make Do Mend Knowsley, full of great ideas for upcycling, gardening and other activities.
- Get involved in the Teach the Future campaign, asking our elected representatives to support better climate education in schools.