Hopeful Chats about Climate Change - Join us for a Webinar
Posted by Claudia Tormey on December 10, 2020 at 11:37 AM
Talking about climate change can sometimes be hard - talking about it with our children can be even harder!
Join us on Tuesday December 15th at 7pm for a conversation about engaging young people on the topic of climate change and how we can take positive action together.
Come along to hear from author Oisín McGann. He'll share what motivated him to write the book 'A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change' for young teens and what gives him hope for the future. Friends of the Earth have teamed up with Little Island Books to get this very book published and into the shops. It was once just an exciting idea - but we're determined to make it a reality!
Stories and books are so important to expand our minds and support us to reimagine the world. Books can also be powerful tools to kick start important conversations. We hope that "A Short Hopeful Guide to Climate Change" will not only inform and inspire young people to join the vibrant climate movement in Ireland, but also help facilitate tricky conversations between young people and their parents and teachers.
During Tuesday's webinar we'll widen the conversation to talk about how we adults can engage young people on the topic of climate change and explore actions we can take together.
We are thrilled to be joined by Prof John Sharry who is a social worker and founder of Parents Plus. John is also the chair of Feasta and an advocate for positive mental health and wellbeing within the youth climate movement.
To lead this discussion we have invited climate scientist and activist Dr Cara Augustenborg to be our chair for the evening. We might also have some special guest appearances from youth climate activists if they can take a break from their Christmas exam studies! You will also have the chance to put questions to the author and our panelists. We hope you can join us!