Ireland: Young people invited to take Trócaire climate change challenge


Last year's Climate Change Challengers on University of Maynooth campus

Last year's Climate Change Challengers on University of Maynooth campus

Are you 15-17 years old? Do you want to know more about the causes of climate change and understand its effects?

Then sign up for our 'Climate Change Challenge Weekend' taking place at the University of Maynooth on 26-29 November 2015.

This weekend is for young people who are concerned about the effect that our changing climate is having on people and communities around the world, and want to find out how to get involved in tackling climate injustice in the developing world.

Aims for the weekend:

To increase your knowledge of climate change;
To help you understand why climate change is an urgent social justice issue, what we call 'climate justice';
To assist you in making connections with experienced activists and hear stories from around the world;
To give you the knowledge and skills to become a climate justice activist.

Throughout the weekend you will examine the causes, effects and possible ways to mitigate climate change through a variety of activities, for example: activist workshops; Trócaire staff presentations; special guest speaker; a disaster simulation exercise; drama; and documentary viewing. The weekend will culminate in a trip into Dublin city centre to take part in the Global Climate Change March.

If you are aged between 15 and 17 years old (on the 26th November), then contact mary.boyce@trocaire.org for further information and an application form.

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