The solutions for climate change are in the hands of our children. Chip in to help young climate activists attend Uprose Brooklyn's 5th Annual NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit so they can take on humanity's greatest challenge.
Today His Holiness the Pope released his encyclical on climate change. He calls on all of us to take the necessary steps to repair and protect our only home. But there is one line in his beautiful offering that struck me the most, "Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded."1
It is in this spirit that I am writing to you today. Our good friends at Uprose Brooklyn, one of New York City's oldest environmental justice organizations, are holding their 5th Annual NYC Climate Youth Summit. The mission of the summit is to bring young climate activists throughout the region together to discuss the impacts of climate change on communities of color and front line communities and develop tools to solve the climate crisis.
Last year Uprose brought 750 youth activists to New York, and they need our help to make this year's summit even bigger. And, as an added bonus, anyone who chips in $85 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a men's raincoat donated from our friends at Patagonia to help put on important climate summits like this.
As we give the future of our planet, our only home, to our children and youth, they will be the ones to develop solutions to global warming. This is especially true for children and youth of color and those from front line communities. Their survival, and the survival of humanity, will depend on whether they are informed, resilient and furnished with an arsenal of solutions. So it's important these young leaders get the training they need now to be best prepared for future challenges.
Philippino author Jose' Rizal once said, "The youth is the hope for our future." That's why I need you to help fund this very important summit -- so that the youth are not only the hope for our future, but its saviors as well.
Thanks for standing with and for our future,
Anthony for Environmental Action
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