Adults have created an environmental mess that is wreaking havoc on our planet and its inhabitants. The people who will bear the most consequences of climate change are our children, youth and future generations. It’s Our Future is a youth sustainability leadership project that will equip youth to advocate for climate change solutions and their futures. It’s Our Future is being developed by Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) in collaboration with the OPRFHS Environmental Club, the One Earth Film Festival, the Doris Davenport Radio Show and many other community partners as part of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation’s BIG IDEA competition.
Here’s how we plan to involve youth:
1. Educate about climate change.
2. Create radio shows and pod cast series.
3. Write editorial articles.
4. Host Forums with Community Leaders.
5. Present to Village Boards.
6. Host film screenings.
7. Build Youth Core Team that works with PlanItGreen in implementing community sustainability strategies
8. Connect to national and international youth climate events.