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October 29, 2011

Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Hibberdene (South Africa), 29 October 2011

On the 29th October the Plant-for-the-Planet Academy was held at Zibonele School in Hibberdene, KwaZulu Natal. The Academy was a great success: every participating child received an empowerment to become official Climate Justice Ambassadors.

Over the course of the Academy the children learned about the major issues surrounding the climate crisis from a previously empowered Climate Justice Ambassador. They learned what they could do as part of the Plant-for-the-Planet Children’s Initiative to take action to solve the climate crisis and secure a better future and were also encouraged to develop their own ideas for future initiatives. The academy took place in a rural area where many of the participating children experience directly the climate crisis as their families are farmers. Many of the presented concepts were new, but the problem is well known.

At the conclusion of the event the children were certified as official Climate Justice Ambassadors. With their newly acquired knowledge and skills these Climate Justice Ambassadors are ready to take on any challenge. The children will now be working in and around Hibberdene to spread the word and educate other children and adults about the climate crisis and the need for climate justice. They also have the know-how to organise local planting activities and future Academies. The children have been empowered as part of a global network of Plant-for-the-Planet children. Look out for the active Climate Justice Ambassadors around Hibberdene!

While the adults are merely talking about the issues surrounding the climate crisis, the children are taking action! You too can support the Plant-for-the-Planet Campaign to “Stop Talking. Start Planting.” and help the children to fight for a better future.

Thank you to Deutsche Post DHL and Toyota Financial Services for sponsoring the event.

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