We are the solution
Young people will not wait for action on climate change - and right across Australia high school students are stepping up and taking matters into their own hands. The young will be most affected by the impacts of climate change and today's decisions.
For the past six years, AYCC has been working with high school students nationwide through in-school workshops, leadership summits, and training programs to give them the skills and confidence to take real action on climate change in their local communities.
Pictured are some of our student leader legends launching the Repower plan in Melbourne!
Young people will be the most affected by the impacts of climate change and decisions made today. That’s why it’s so important for students and our schools to be part of the solutions. Last week, we launched A Plan for Repowering our Schools - which provides a roadmap for State Governments in Victoria and NSW to repower public high schools with 100% clean energy.
Can you chip in $15 to help get the report printed and in front of every state politician? Donate now and our student leader legends will deliver the reports to MPs on your behalf!
Our plan charts a path for path for public high schools to repower with clean energy through three main actions:
• Energy audits of every school to reduce waste and improve efficiency
• Installing 100kW of solar on every school roof plus partnerships with clean energy companies
• Reinvesting the money schools save into climate education and student leadership
If every public high school in NSW and Victoria were to install a 100kW solar system on their roof, the results would be game-changing, with the same emissions reduction as taking 24,500 cars off the road. Every single politician needs to hear about this: chip in now to make it happen!
Already this year, AYCC has run over 200 in school workshops and four big training summits across the country. Plus, we’ve supported 35 young people through our six-month student leadership program so they can plan and run their own local campaigns for clean energy and climate action.
We have big plans to make our schools program even bigger in 2019, while continuing to advocate to governments for a clean energy future. I’d be so grateful if you could chip in to help make it possible.
Your support will make sure that the people in Parliament are paying attention and that we can train up, inspire and support thousands of young leaders taking action in their communities for a safe climate future.
Thanks for your help and support!
Laura for the AYCC team
P.S. Want to spread the word? Check out the new Repower our Schools video and share it with your friends!
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is a youth led, not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to solve the climate crisis.
The AYCC team acknowledge that we work, live and play on Aboriginal land. We recognise the incredible leadership of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network in fighting for climate justice.