A Youth Forum on Environmental Stewardship

Members of Cebu-based Z-Club of Childlink High School organized a youth forum on environmental stewardship with a clear call for action to stop climate change with the theme “Climate Action Now: Together Let’s Be Part of the Solution. ” The virtual gathering brought together young environmental warriors from other Z-Clubs from Area 3 as well as students from Yokkaichi Maryknoll School of Japan, Fu Jen University of Taiwan and the Singapore Institute of Management. They declared that as the youth of today they need to exchange ideas and take action as a community on the global level. They need to do mitigation and education and engage more people to take action together.

During the forum, the participants shared best practices to mitigate climate change and pledged unanimous support to stop climate change through awareness of the issue and making use of education as a platform for change. They called to include climate literacy in schools and for the promotion of STEM studies to allow the youth to better understand and make valuable contributions to climate change mitigation.

A Reader’s Theater featured literary pieces written by the students themselves revolving around the theme, “Love for the Environment”. The members of Z-Club of Childlink premiered a video expressing their sentiments on the importance of sustaining Mother Nature for future generations that they conceptualized, wrote and produced with assistance and guidance from Zonta Club of Cebu II.

The Climate Change Call to Action was a platform for these young climate activists, leaders, youth organizations, and stakeholders to speak on and discuss issues and the way forward for climate change action as well an opportunity to empower the youth to implement actions and innovative solutions.