Young people have been taking action on climate change around the world (including right here in Antigua and Barbuda, and the Caribbean). Here’s a story out of Africa.
After world leaders left September’s U.N. General Assembly with few commitments on fighting climate change, youth activists descended on the C40 Mayors summit in Copenhagen to demand action from the leaders of the world’s largest cities. Many young people in Europe were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who in 2018 began striking from school…
via ‘You Will Soon Feel the Same Heat We Feel Every Day.’ Read This Powerful Speech From a Young Ugandan Climate Activist — TIME
But first, the back story. Ayanna Shadrach, a teacher at Clare Hall Secondary, last November collected a couple boxes of books from me as part of her drive to donate books to the Antigua and Barbuda prison (the titular 1735 named above, otherwise known as the place behind the big red gate). In all, with the help of her students, she collected over 500 used books but if you’ve been following the travails of the prison, you know about the contagions (chicken pox etc.) that mitigated against access for a time. Seems the clouds have parted and Ms. Shadrach and her students were finally able to deliver the books to the prison. I thought it would be cool to share them here as an example of young people doing positive things. See below. No, first, read about Ms. Shadrach and her project here, then see below.