The Online Youth Exchange (OYE) is sponsored by Care About Climate, in partnership with China Youth Climate Action Network.
The program has three goals:
Throughout the course of OYE, participants will work together to discuss environmental issues- doing comparative studies and becoming informed of the realities faced in other countries. Perhaps more importantly, we will also be discussing solutions. Working together, we can share strategies, learn how to engage community members, and convince political representatives and diplomats of the need for international action on climate change.
The program has three levels of commitment:
Participants are expected to join monthly webinars to receive trainings on different environmental and activism topics, as well as the Regional group discussions as a platform to discuss local environmental challenges and mobilize campaigns. They will also be partnered up with someone from around the world for one-on-one, self guided discussions. By the end of the 8-month long program, participants will have made a new friend or two, given their own webinar on an issue of their choosing, and learned strategies for how to be a better activist, as well as gained knowledge on environmental issues and potential solutions, becoming more informed on specific issues.
Care About Climate
Care About Climate works to minimize human contributions to climate change and connect communities by uniting people across the world with the Climate Sign to inspire proactive climate policies, fostering programs that build stronger communities that are better equipped to withstand and recover from climate stressors, and providing education and outreach programs about climate change.
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Our mission is to coordinate and provide services for organizations interested in promoting youth participation in civil society. Building on our domestic and international contacts we want to build a sustainable low carbon future. We want to inspire and guide young people to grasp the opportunities in China and tackle the challenges of climate change and the transition to a sustainable energy future. We support Chinese youth to become a new driving force to achieve global sustainable development.