In recent years we have been talking a lot about climate change and how we can reverse it. At some point, that’s all there was. Talking. Now, we must take action to give hope to the present and future generations.
“Sometimes we just simply have to find a way. The moment we decide to fulfill something, we can do anything. And I’m sure the moment we start behaving as if we were in an emergency, we can avoid climate and ecological catastrophe. Humans are very adaptable: we can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses.” – Greta Thunberg
As you know, SERES fosters active citizenship and inclusive leadership, catalyzing the potential of the youth while simultaneously addressing issues of climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. We work with frontline communities to build a cadre of young community leaders with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to initiate innovative and inclusive solutions addressing the rapidly accelerating climate crisis.
During September we joined the #GlobalStrikeForClimate, the biggest climate mobilization in history. In big cities and small villages, millions of people joined hands and raised their voices in defense of the climate.
On September 20th we were part of the #GlobalStrike4Climate, young girls from Santa Apolonia, Chimaltenango walked their streets to raise awareness and their concern about Climate Change and the protection of our planet.
Also, we had an amazing time discussing the climate crisis and finding solutions to stop and reverse with a group of youth leaders in Escuintla, Guatemala. We found creative ideas and above all created awareness on how small actions can lead to big changes.
On September 22nd, we had the opportunity to share what we are doing -working on youth mobilization – in the roundtable discussion for the Education for Sustainable Development: Learning for Climate Action organized by the Government of Japan with support from UNESCO.
Our fabulous Co-Executive Director, Sara Hurtarte, had the opportunity to represent the voice of the young leaders from Guatemala and El Salvador in one of the side events of the United Nations Youth Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York City.
It was an amazing opportunity to showcase the importance of education to lead climate action, with contributions from young practitioners and leaders from Indonesia, Japan, Finland, and Guatemala.
We believe that these actions will contribute to build sustainable communities across Central America.
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