From Gun Control to Environmental Protection, youth are taking a stand and getting involved!
Yesterday’s “March For Our Lives,” a movement aimed at ending gun violence, was a powerful reminder of the tenacity and strength of youth. Spurred by the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida this march was created, inspired, and led by students across the country who felt that our schools are no longer safe and that action needs to be taken. It was a moving event to behold and reminded us of other youth driven action we’ve witnessed.
Take for example the case currently in court were youth are filing a law suit against the administration for not taking action in climate change.
“Youth filed their constitutional climate lawsuit, called Juliana v. U.S., against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in 2015. Earth Guardians is also an organizational plaintiff in the case. Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.”
While this case is ongoing it again serves as an example of the power of our young people! Here at Ironwood Tree Experience we work with youth who likewise deeply care about issues and want to be able to do something about it. We’re honored and motivated to be the connection for them between wanting and doing. Through our multiple programs youth are able to become stewards to the environment. Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. These practices we help teach are tangible lessons youth can apply within their community and beyond.
We are proud to play a role in the shaping of our youths lives and hope that one day there will no longer be a need for them to be reactive and seek change, but until that day comes we will continue our mission of making it possible for young people to engage with the natural world and be stewards of the environment.
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