It is one of the failures of our society that far too many young people are politically disengaged or apathetic. Many – but not all! Meet Generation Zero:
From the About page:
Globally, and in Aotearoa, young people are outraged at the lack of action on climate change.
While every other generation has inherited a world with a promise for greater prosperity and a brighter future – our generation is facing an inheritance of ecological and economic debt, rising sea levels, poisoned ecosystems, lack of water, international famine and mass migration.
But we were born into a world of instant global communication and access to an unprecedented amount of information.
We, of all generations, have the potential to link together to confront and change this future. We have almost everything at our finger tips, including each other.
We are alive at an unbelievably exciting time.
We have the opportunity to rewrite, reinvent, and redesign our vision of New Zealand.
Our generation will guide the profound transformation of our society to a thriving, fossil fuel independent zero emissions society. We have the passion, the perseverance, and the skills.
But we cannot do this all on our own.
We need New Zealanders of all generations to join us in finding and enacting the solutions that will save us. We need to act with the fierce urgency of now.
We are Generation Zero.
Let’s unite to show our Government and our communities what is possible. This election – join the movement, spread the word, and vote for your future.
Please go visit their website, join up, or spread the word. Welcome Generation Zero. You have made an important beginning. May you spread and grow and achieve mighty things. Please consider sending us some guest posts, or otherwise get in touch. Aoteroa NZ needs to hear more from young voices, because the future belongs to you.