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What adults are saying about the climate kids…

“Today’s leaders are making decisions for our environment that our kids will have to live with. New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20.” Bill de Blasio, Mayor, NYC

“Everybody wants young people to be engaged in the issues that affect them most so that we can build a brighter future for all of us. But it is important to emphasise that disruption increases teacher’s workloads and wastes lesson time that teachers have carefully prepared for.” Theresa May, former PM, UK

What some other adults are saying about the climate kids…

“Each day I send my kids to school and I know other members’ kids should also go to school but we do not support our schools being turned into parliaments. What we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools.” Scott Morrison, PM, Australia

““Teachers cannot condone and encourage such behaviour and may be held responsible should they allow children and young people to do so.”  The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, Teachers’ Union, UK

“But what “say” are they having by marching around with signs — repeating slogans and talking points spoon-fed to them by … adults?” Karol Markowicz, Columnist, NY Post

But what are youths saying about the youth climate movement?

How do they tell their story, in their very own words?

How do they bring to light environmental issues relevant to their community, such as where the food in their dining hall comes from or how much electricity their school uses?

Hey ho! In case you didn’t notice, we rolled out our Youth Write for Climate newsletter series over the summer, filled to the brim with latest updates on the youth climate movement – from the youths’ perspective. In each of these weekly epistles, you will find …

1. ANALYSIS of media coverage related to youth climate action (from left-ring papers, right-wing papers and everything in between).

2. ARTICLES written by some of the most PROFESSIONAL, CREATIVE, & INSIGHTFUL student journalists worldwide.

3. RESOURCES (original & curated) for educators and students trying to pursue climate stories. These can include toolkits, tips, videos, online modules and more!

4. A small surprise at the end of every newsletter to temporarily take your mind off climate anxiety…

Whether you’re a student not sure how to start your climate journalism journey, or a concerned teacher looking for suitable educational materials, we have something every week for you.

We’re currently on Youth Newsletter #9 and still going strong. This is not something you want to miss out on!

Not convinced yet? Click on the image below to view an example of one of our past newsletters….

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About Mai Hoang

Mai is Climate Tracker's High School Engagement Coordinator and an environmental writer from Vietnam—the youngest-ever Climate Tracker fellow at COP. She's currently attending high school herself in the U.S.