Youth Climate Justice Challenge
We have compiled a list of resources, articles, book recommendations, short films, and spoken word to help you understand the topic of climate justice.
These YouTube videos will give you a better idea of Climate Justice, what it means, the history, and the movements working towards creating a more justice and fair future.
The youth movement is growing in strength. Younge people are taking to the streets, advocating for green infrastructure, campaigning for policy, standing up for indigenous rights, making eco choices, and empowering others to do the same.
There are lots of people doing wonderful things in the world and these TED talk provides that bit of inspiration we all need.
- Jill Macintyre Witt. Climate justice now
- Mary Robinson. Why climate change is a threat to human rights
- Luisa Neubauer. Why you should be a climate activist.
- Xiye Bastida. If you adults won’t save the world. We will.
- School Strikes – Greta Thunberg. School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules
Documentaries / Short films
These documentaries are a great way to conceptualise what climate justice is and show the real-life struggles of people in countries all across the world who are trying to combat the disastrous impacts of climate change. These can be used for a fun film night. Grab the popcorn and host an online film night.
- Flip the switch: A documentary about Climate Justice for Women & Girls.
This film features a three year partnership with Hogan Lovells to empower women and girls around the world through our work. Filming took place with our solar mamas in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Zanzibar and India. This sweeping view captures the extended Barefoot community across the global South. We are a diverse, wonderful family and the women featured on the film will be an inspiration to all who see it. For more information on the Barefoot College work visit www.barefootcollege.org
- There once was an island.
Three people in a unique Pacific Island community face the first devastating effects of climate change, including a terrifying flood. Will they decide to stay with their island home or move to a new and unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind forever?
- Thank you for the rain.
Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an
activist on the global stage.
- Tending to the Wild.
“Tending the Wild” shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This documentary examines humans’ balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend the environment.
These can be bought second hand, borrowed or try your local library.
- Climate Justice – Mary Robinson
- Storms of my grandchildren – James Handson
- No one is too small to make a difference – Greta Thunburg
- On Fire- Naomi Klein
Sometimes all it takes is a passionate voice, some good visuals, and creative words to help understand the complexities of a tricky topic. Try these spoken words for some inspiration and education.