Young Decision Makers
CDYS Youth Work Ireland
In October 2019 30 young people and youth workers from CDYS youth centres in Mallow, Midleton & Fermoy traveled to Finland to meet up with 12 young people from Finland to research and discuss how to combat climate change. Before going to Finland each CDYS youth centre were given a topic relating to climate change in which they had to research.
Once arrived in Finland the group started working together to contribute to the workshops on Climate change. The group not only learned a lot about climate change they learned a lot about themselves too! We socialised and worked together with people who we had never met before and in turn have made lifelong friends.
"The fast fashion industry affects the environment solely on the carbon footprint that it’s responsible for. It affects people as it creates a demand for workers who get paid poorly and treated unequally." "Fashion could move towards a just transition by ensuring...
"Yes, there were terms completely new to me." "I do not think the average person in Ireland understands these terms, how can people help if they don't understand the impact it has." "From my point of view we didn't make much change since May 2019."
"It was interesting to see the different perspectives." (of people in different professions all over the world.) "It made us feel more aware of situations we did't realize before." "The Irish student had the biggest impact." (of all the different roles we acted out.)
CDYS Fermoy did their first two Our fair planet sessions in the park, due to the restrictions. The flip chart shrunk into A4 size. It still fits all the concepts around climate justice.
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