Virtual Fashion Show and Panel Discussion on Sustainable Fashion

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
Fast fashion is unsustainable for many reasons including natural resource extraction and CO2 emissions.
Please join the UU@UN, United Nations Department of Global Communications, Fordham University, Fashion Revolution, and the United Nations Association of New York for a sustainable fashion show and panel event entitled “Sustainable Fashion for All: Examining the Industry Through the Lens of Social Justice.” The event aims to ignite discussion on the importance of sustainable fashion and to showcase designers at the forefront of sustainable and culturally diverse clothing and ethical consumerism. The panel that follows the fashion show will discuss the environmental dangers of fast fashion and the exploitation of poorly paid labor working in hazardous conditions.
See the link below for more info. Registration is FREE.

 

Go to Milan, Italy!  – Submit an application by February 28th, 

Young people all around the world can now apply for a fully funded ticket to attend the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Italy!  

Convened by the Government of Italy, the event will take place from September 28th to 30th and provide young delegates an unprecedented opportunity to put forward ideas and concrete proposals on some of the most pressing issues on the climate agenda. The first two days will be dedicated to working groups, while the last day will feature a discussion between young delegates and the Ministers attending Pre-COP26.

Interested young people can either:

– Submit an application by February 28th, detailing the ways you are working with and leading other young people to advance climate action. Please direct any questions to youthenvoy@un.org.
– Enter the #SumItUp Competition, by submitting a creative sum-up of your favorite #Youth4ClimateLive episode before the March 31st deadline.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing this news with your students and other young people in your network so, they can have the opportunity to be a part of this landmark youth event.

The application and the competition provide young people two opportunities to be part of this historic event, whether they are experienced climate activists or just starting their climate advocacy journey.

Experienced young climate leaders are encouraged to submit their application for a chance to be one of two young people representing their country in Milan. Youth with creative communication skills and digital storytelling experience are invited to enter the #SumItUp Competition, where one winner will be chosen to travel to Milan and participate in the Youth4Climate event.

To be eligible to attend, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 29 and, if selected, all applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied to the event by a chaperone.

In addition to our #Youth4ClimateLive Educational Toolkit the application for Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition and the #SumItUp Competition can be integrated into your lesson plans as an assignment or activity that may result in a life-changing experience for one of your students!

Thank you for your support,

Sarah & The Connect4Climate Team

 

For middle and high school students who are concerned about climate change and climate equity
There is a creative video challenge. Click here for more information. The deadline is Mar. 31st.
Here’s info again about the virtual UU@UN sponsored Intergenerational Spring Seminar on April 9-11, 2021.
If there are any youth who are interested, please let them know the deadline for registering is March 18. Also please tell them, I have it on the CAC agenda for our Feb meeting to seek approval from the CAC members  for the CAC to help with registration fees as we had done last year for at least 2 Fellowship youth who would be interested in attending