The Climate Conversation

Start: September 08, 201810:30 PM

Climate_conversation

“Only people can power real change. On 8 September, it’s time to repower our communities with clean, renewable energy from the sun, earth, wind and water, back in the hands of citizens. Let’s stand up in our tens of thousands to show the world we will do what it takes to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a Fossil Free world” - Africa350

Sustainable solutions to the climate crisis requires us to have a critical conversation about climate. The Climate Conversation is an opportunity for people affected by the state of our environment to come together to discuss the many ways in which we can move forward in creating a healthy, environmentally-sustainable community.

Our goal is to unite various interests in green politics with concerns ranging from restructuring of waste management systems to establishing sustainable recycling solutions. We are advocating for a worker-led, bottom-up approach.

We need to raise awareness about the fact that climate change is happening and that destructive economic practices and ideologies are the root cause of the crisis.
Our position is that: a) the environment as we know it and engage with it is being destroyed. b) capital-driven growth and development is the destroyer c) solutions must involve a bottom-up approach and d) workers and the masses must lead the change.

Program:

Student Cave debates

Learners from Ntsika Primary School will debate accountability of climate change and the role of the youth in climate change.

Speakers (to be confirmed)

Structuring an environmentally-sustainable society

Green Politics and the youth

Practical Solutions

Wastepickers in Grahamstown on recycling and subsistence gardening

Tree Planting

We will plant trees at the Joza Youth hub

Lunch

Lunch will be served