From the C-Change site;
‘Funded by the government’s Climate Challenge Fund, C-Change is a project which aims to engage young people who have some knowledge and concern about climate change in raising the awareness of their peers. The Woodcraft Folk’s steering committee of twenty young people are planning to run a wide range of events and activities during the coming year.
The Woodcraft Folk has extensive experience in education for sustainable development within the youth work field. We have run many programmes which have raised young people’s awareness of the vital issues facing the future of our planet and empowered them to take action on these.
Recent research has highlighted that young people are relatively unaware of the need to take action about climate change. They are reasonably aware of the existence of climate change but have a poor understanding of its causes and the action that we need to take to reduce the effects of this impact. A long-term attitude change amongst youth will reap the greatest benefits in mitigating climate change.
Research has also highlighted the fact that young people are more likely to change their attitudes from discussions with fellow young people rather than teachers and we believe that peer education offers an excellent way of getting the climate change message across.’
1. about Woodcraft Folk.
2. C-Change Home page.
3. Defra is funding this via their ‘Tomorrow’s Climate Today’s Challenge’ education initiative aimed at raising awareness about climate change and what individuals can do to try and mitigate against it.
There’s even a Party for the Planet, Saturday 7 July, 2007 at Clapham Common, London.
These kids are going to end up being super clued up on climate change, sorry, C-Change! :)