In partnership with a number of organisations (logos below) and as part of the CliMates project, we held a Climate Action Retreat in April 2018 in Austria with a group of international young people (aged 18-29).
The purpose of the project is to co-create new climate change communication strategies. The project will lead to new climate change communication media formats, to be launched by the end of 2018.
Below is a poster produced following the retreat, for Austrian Climate Day.
About the Climate Action Retreat (Austria, April 2018)
During the retreat the participants learned more about how to communicate about climate change in a creative, stimulating, exciting manner.
Together with other young people engaged in climate change and supported by multi-media professionals and scientists they designed new climate media formats to be shared with the community as creative commons.
With this retreat we aimed to apply creative, interactive, out-of- the-box methods to open up new horizons for climate change communication.
The retreat was facilitated by international NGOs and scientists: Climate Outreach, ONCA/art & environment-NGO, Climate Media Factory, the Austrian Youth environment platform and scientists from the University of Brighton, the Austrian Environmental Agency, the University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna.
The framework program provided enough time for nature experience, reflection and exchange with other participants (through sunrise hikes, evening yoga etc.) to refresh and nurture participant’s creative potential, so that they left the retreat with loads of new ideas, impressions and a new network for future actions.
During the retreat participants generated new ways of communicating climate change and new tools to share with the community. They worked with a range of campaigners, researchers and people who are new to the movement. This international retreat brought people from different countries at different stages of their environmental journey together to share and reflect on challenges.
Learn more: climates.boku.ac.at & also see our Young Voices report.
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