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Green Youth Day: It’s Our Future


The first official Bristol 2015 summit is focused on young people and environmental issues. Led by an advisory group of young people, the day will address issues identified by the group as important to them and their friends. Subjects covered include the science of climate change; protecting wildlife and the oceans; human rights; the clothes we wear; equality; how to campaign successfully; and why questioning the establishment is essential.

Green Youth Day: It’s Our Future, 20 April 2015, Colston Hall

The event is open to all young people under the age of 25, secondary school groups, college and University students. Teachers and schools can book online here. Please share widely with any of your relevant networks.

Speakers include:

Marcus Brigstocke (Host)
Laura Bates: Why Equality is Part of Being Green
Alice Bell: Hope and Climate Change
Laurens de Groot: Protecting the Oceans and Animals
Max Wakefield: Let’s All Look at the Energy We Use
Georgia Gould: Why We Should not Underestimate Britain’s Youth
Integrate Bristol: How We Changed the World from Bristol
Emmanuel Jal: From Child Soldier to Musician and Environmentalist Activist
Owen Jones: Why Everyone Should Question the Establishment
Arthur Kay: Making Energy from Old Coffee Beans
Michaela Musilova: Life in Extreme Environments
Ugo Vallauri: The Restart Project

Why Come?

  • It’s my future and I have a responsibility for it
  • What I do has an impact worldwide and in my community
  • I can help to change the world
  • I want to send a message to the world

In addition to passionate and inspirational talks, films and demonstrations from people who have helped campaign and change Bristol and the world, the day will include practical examples of how to make what we own last longer, meet-the-speaker sessions, smaller group discussions and presentations, and a chance to vote on a major prize.

We want to hear young people’s views; get young people debating and arguing; promote learning about the environment; and most of all learn from young people so that Bristol 2015 can take their message to the world.

This event is a Bristol 2015 initiative in association with Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas

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