Educating students to see beyond the ‘business-as-usual’ paradigm and empowering them to demand a better future for themselves and their loved ones
Engaging secondary- and higher-education students in addressing government policy decisions and demanding an end to support and finance for fossil fuels, is no mean feat. But it is the young people of today who will have to live with the consequences of the decisions we take now. People & Planet promote decentralised, low-carbon forms of energy and see this as a critical path towards reducing greenhouse gases. Their ‘Go Green’ campaign focuses on reducing demand and tackling the issue of supply by challenging public-private investment patterns and instigating institutional behavioural change. They aim to work with over 2,000 students in this educational process, each year.