This is Rubbish was proud to take part in the nationwide Youth Climate Summit, November 9th – 13th. The summit, lead by London Schools Eco-Network, Global Action Plan and many volunteer teachers and educators had five themed days and Golden Threads which ran throughout all events at the summit:
- Climate, Social & Racial Justice
- Education, Skills & Careers
- Health & Wellbeing
This Winter the need to recognise the interrelated nature of the messy challenges the world faces couldn’t be more apparent. Like most other ‘environmental’ issues, food waste is multifaceted in its causes and impacts. It felt pertinent to be part of this summit which encouraged everyone, teachers and students, to link issues together and tackle the complexity. It was hugely heartening to observe young people discussing and learning about these challenges in a confident and critical way. They came up with five powerful Youth Climate Calls to send to COP26 delegates ahead of next year’s conference.
This is Rubbish was one of the four organisations in the Food, Farming and Forests theme focus session for primary schools. This session charted the story of the food supply chain, from discovering the importance for soil and microbes with a researcher from Dundee University, to the devastating impacts of deforestation for soya production with Animal Aid.
Our Cirque de Surplus characters rounded up the session doing what they do best – talking rubbish. See below: