Elders Supporting Youth

Supporting Youth
Climate Organizations

Youth and Elders Standing Together

Supporting youth in their fight for a livable world is a core SSAFE value: “We are stewards of this Earth, and we must push for climate action alongside younger generations.”

This page is dedicated to the ways SSAFE Elders and Youth Climate Activists are working together.

Yin Liu and Elise Peirson, staff members from The Wild Center in the Adirondacks, presented to the SSAFE General Committee Meeting on July 7, 2022.

Additional resources sent by The Wild Center:
The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program (website)
10 Years of Adirondack Youth Climate Summits (Youtube video)

The Power of Inclusive, Intergenerational Climate Activism
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Jess Wilber, former SSAFE Start-up Coordinator, and former Regional Fellow for CCL Higher Education, presented to the August, 2021 SSAFE General Committee meeting about youth climate movements. Fifteen youth climate movements were highlighted along with a list of ways elders can support their youth counterparts.

Click here to view a PDF of the slide presentation about Youth Climate Movements and how you can lend your support.

Click here to listen to an interview with Jess by Mia Funk with the Creative Process.

Links to Youth Climate Movements: