Are you a young woman or gender-diverse person aged 12 to 18, who lives in north-east Victoria or the Goulburn Valley? Is climate justice an issue that is close to your heart? Do you want to learn more about how to take action on climate change in your own community? Then this is the opportunity for you!
We’re super excited to give two young women or gender-diverse people from our region the chance to experience a national youth-led climate summit, Power Shift, from 23-25 September this year!
Run by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Power Shift is a three-day, high-energy, youth climate summit that will bring together hundreds of young people to build relationships and learn skills to take action for climate justice.
This year’s summit will run as a hybrid event, with in-person events in Brisbane and an online summit running alongside it at the same time, and we’re thrilled to sponsor two tickets for local young people to attend the online event!
If you’re keen to apply for one of the online tickets, each worth $60, please send us an expression of interest – in either writing, video format, as an artistic piece (a song? A poem? A drawing?) or voice recording (whatever floats your boat!) – answering the question, “How do you think you can use your power as a young person to create positive change, when it comes to climate justice in your community?”
Include, with your expression of interest, a short description of yourself – your name, age, where you live, what you do with your time (school? training? work? volunteering?) – as well as your contact details so we can get in touch with you! Send your expression of interest and details to email@example.com.
We would like the two winning young people to create a record of their summit experience – this might take the form of a short piece of writing, a podcast, or video about what the summit was like and how you might like to apply your learnings. We will request that you sign a permission form allowing us to share your work on our website and social media.
Expressions of interest are due by Tuesday 30 August. Our team will look forward to poring over your submissions to select two recipients of the tickets by Friday 9 September. Let’s do it!
Find out more about Power Shift, and how you can attend at https://www.powershift.net.au/