Youth Perspectives on Climate Justice
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we interview youth organizers and students Allie Rougeot (Instagram: @alienor.r) and Savi Gellatly-Ladd (Instagram: @yellowpeach.es). We'll discuss what youth activism is, what it's like to be a young person in the age of climate change, and how to get involved in climate justice where you are. You can watch the live-recorded Zoom video interviews or read the transcripts recorded in Summer 2020.