What happens in the next few years is critical for you, the youth.
The party is over. We Elders and Boomers, it’s time to get off the couch and help clean up the mess. We have lived our life. It’s time to gather the nuggets and offer them to the next generations.
Humans have become a force of nature on the physical, geological scales. Chemically we’re altering the air and water and soil. We’ve filled each with dozens of toxins. 50,000 species go extinct each year. We are monoculturing the planet. We are undermining the earth processes.
Let’s find our common ground with the [resource extraction] corporations. Clean air. Clean water. Clean soil. Surely we can agree on those as our highest priorities.
The indigenous people have what is needed now [a deep connection and passion to protect the land].
Watch video | Audio | iTunes | Janaia’s journal: PowerShift BC: Youth Gathering for Climate Justice (part 1)