MANILA, Philippines – How can young people lead the campaign to protect the earth from the worst effects of climate change?
Answers to this question and more are being tackled at Power Shift Philippines: Climate Action Summit – a youth camp happening at Patio de Cagsawa in Legazpi, Albay from March 10-12, 2017.
With the aim of teaching youth orgs how to use social media to amplify messages on climate action, MovePH’s #ClimateActionPH workshop took place during the 2nd day of the summit.
Speakers from the Bicol University Student Council, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, Green Peace, Pusyon Kinaiyahan, Oscar M. Lopez Center, Seed4Com, and Rappler held discussions on international and local campaigns on climate change, Cebu’s battle against coal, sustainable energy, good practices on using social media for social action, and platforms for online environmental campaign amplification and community building, among other topics.
Power to the youth
Patrick Anthony Nota, Chairperson and Student Regent of the Bicol University Student Council, told Rappler that the Power Shift Climate Action Summit originated from the Global Power Shift held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2013.
“Power Shift Philippines is part of our continuous effort to promulgate awareness to the students and bridge them to the world with the connections, bonds, and networks they will form. We’re hoping that, by virtue of ripple effect, they will continue our efforts to others,” Nota said.
During this youth camp, delegates from Albay and other parts of the Philippines and Southeast Asia discuss pressing issues on climate action and are trained and inspired to create and mobilize action plans relating to climate action initiatives.
Check out the highlights of the #ClimateActionPH Albay workshop below.
#ClimateActionPH Albay - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom – Rappler.com