Why We Need a Youth Led Climate Movement - Saoirse Exton

Why We Need a Youth Led Climate Movement - Saoirse Exton

By Ceara Carney

Saoirse Exton is a 16 year old climate activist from Limerick who is part of many groups, all trying to make the world a better place, from the Friday's For Future movement to the Irish Second-Level Student's Union. She is a remarkable soul and I can't wait for you to listen to this chat with her, which as you'll hear from the laughs, I thoroughly enjoyed having!

You can follow Saoirse on Twitter @saoirse_exton or Instagram at @saoirse_exton.

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[07:50] Saoirse introduces herself & journey to activism.[11:05] What is climate justice?[14:40] Young people not being heard.[20:00] How Saoirse thinks adults should talk to kids about climate change.[25:10] Is missing a portion of school on a Friday really the best way to achieve climate action?[27:45] The kind of support, if any, Saoirse has received from school for climate protests.[29:45] How do people get involved with Friday’s For Future?[32:25] Individual versus system change.[35:10] Her experience with the Climate Ambassador Programme.[37:25] How does Saoirse feel about the future?[39:00] Random Questions!

Also worth checking out is the Irish podcast for kids (but I really love it!) on climate change called Ecolution. Saoirse features on episode 26.

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