On September 21st hundreds of thousands of people across the globe — from London to Istanbul to New York City — will take part in the People’s Climate March which is expected to be the largest climate march in history. Together, global citizens — individuals and hundreds of organizations — will peacefully demand action to address the global climate crisis.
Among those marching for a more sustainable and just world — will be children. It is these children who will inherit the future that’s being created right now, so it’s imperative that they march alongside their parents on this historic day.
Showing Children They Have the Power to Change the World
When kids become engaged to critically think about global issues early on, they become lifelong solutionaries. They will be prepared to address inhumane, unsustainable, and exploitative systems and then develop visionary solutions that are restorative, compassionate, and just.
“Let’s show kids the power they have to positively influence the world around them.”
Let’s start now — with this march! Let’s involve kids in the actions that will shape their future. Let’s show kids the power they have to positively influence the world around them. Let’s teach kids how to build the world they want to live in. Let’s provide kids with a platform from which to be heard. So when the time comes and the world is truly in the hands of our children, they will have the knowledge and skills to realize their full potential in creating a better world.
Why I’ll be Bringing My Children September 21st
As a mother with two young kids, it’s clear where I’ll be on September 21st. I owe it to my kids to be at the march, and I owe it to the planet. My family will be walking with the visionary NYC Solutionary School — set to open in 2016 under the umbrella of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). Infusing the global reality into schooling through interconnected curricula is the heart of the NYC Solutionary School’s mission, and that’s why my family will be marching in solidarity with them.
As Gandhi said, “If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.”
Someday humans will look back on this time when people all across the planet came together to demand a better world, and people will talk about the heroes who made a difference. Let’s give our kids the opportunity to be those heroes — please join my family and other families around the world as we walk in the People’s Climate March on September 21st in NYC.
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