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Introducing Teach the Future Wales

Introducing Teach the Future Wales

Hannah Prior

February 25, 2021

This is the first blog by, drum roll please, Teach the Future Wales! Today we are introducing the campaign that our volunteers have been working on tirelessly over the last few months to set up. We have created our 4 asks that we have for the Welsh Government!

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The Climate Hot Seat

The Climate Hot Seat

Anna Brown

February 24, 2021

‘The Climate Hot Seat’ has been organised by young people aged 13-32 representing seven youth organisations in Scotland. The event is specifically for young people to hold Scotland’s party leaders accountable for their climate action and to give other young people valuable information in advance of casting their vote. In the invitation to party leaders, the group said:

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Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Joshua Tregale

February 23, 2021

I am delighted to have been appointed by the UK COP26 Presidency to be the UK Youth Representative on the Government of Italy's Youth4Climate Advisory Committee. I will help support the planning for the Youth4Climate2021: Driving Ambition event, which is being held in Milan from the 28th – 30th September 2021.

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What is Climate Justice and Why is it so Important?

What is Climate Justice and Why is it so Important?

Leah Duffy

February 21, 2021

You may have heard the term “Climate Justice” being thrown around before in many scenarios. You may have even heard the phrase “Climate Justice = Social Justice”, but what does “Climate Justice” really mean anyway? 

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The Challenges We Face

The Challenges We Face

Sonya Peres and Tess Corcoran

February 11, 2021

We often broadcast all things positive about our campaign, which is great, and it’s amazing that there are lots of good updates, and that we’re making so much progress! However, it’s important to also talk about the challenges we face, so that people can better understand our campaign. 

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Is the Future of Activism Online?

Is the Future of Activism Online?

Emily Masters

February 7, 2021

Activism has gained a very different look with people beginning new methods to spread the word and take action such as online petitions, social networking and blogging.

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The Future Speaks

The Future Speaks

Charlie Sweetman

February 4, 2021

In the lead up to the UN COP26 Climate Conference being hosted in Glasgow, the Teach the Future Scotland team has partnered with a newly-emerging teachers collection, called Sustainability Partnerships. They are working together to host a series of eight climate hustings across every electoral region in the Scottish Parliament, with the aim of providing an open forum for young people to constructively engage with elected representatives, candidates and advisors from an intersection of the political spectrum.

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Our School Kids' Toxic Future

Our School Kids' Toxic Future

Nadeem Lobner

January 31, 2021

Toxic waste. Industrial liquid sludge. These are not words we want to associate with schools. However, the stark reality is, there are schools where there is toxic waste, hazardous materials, and unknown waste lying underneath their very floors.

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The Peoples’ Climate Vote Demonstrates Need of Comprehensive Climate Education

The Peoples’ Climate Vote Demonstrates Need of Comprehensive Climate Education

Grace Corn

January 28, 2021

More than a million people in 50 countries took part in the survey, with almost half the participants aged between 14 and 18. The poll was organised by the United Nations Development Programme in conjunction with the University of Oxford. Around 1.22 million people of all genders, ages, and educational backgrounds took part, but with significant numbers of younger people (around 550,000 people aged 14-18).

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Why 2021 Is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change

Why 2021 Is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change

Grace Leung

January 24, 2021

It’s a new year, which means new year resolutions. We are now one year into the ‘decade of action’ to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, however, more than ever, 2021 is being named the ‘turning point’ in climate change history. But why 2021, and not any other year before or after that?