Sunday, November 28

Would the world be better if it was run by teenagers?

Nigel Bucklington: We wanted to give a diverse group of young people a voice in the climate crisis that will affect them more than older generations

What would the world be like if it was run by teenagers? This is what Britain’s Good Energy Foundation decided to know the answer to by appointing an advisory board consisting of 6 teenagers and no place for adults.

The BBC website said:BBCThe UK’s renewable energy provider has appointed teenagers aged 12-17 to run a new advisory board in March of this year.

The board, called “Managing the Good Future,” holds regular meetings, where its members have the opportunity to present their ideas to the CEO and other heads of the organization, and question the decisions made by the management of the organization.

Passion for the environment

Shayna Shah, a 14-year-old council member who lives in London, says she is passionate about the environment and wants to protect her world for future generations.

“I think adults can think of money first,” she says. “They don’t always choose the most sustainable option.”

Shah continues that young people, unlike adults, have grown up in a world where the effects of climate change are visible, so she and 5 other members of the advisory board are not afraid to tell adults what they think when they think they are wrong.

According to the site, the six teenagers were chosen after a competition in which 1,000 children from various schools across the UK participated.

Good Future Board members hold regular meetings to present their ideas to the Foundation’s CEO and other chiefs (networking sites)

3 questions in an essay

The participants had to write an essay of 500 words that answered 3 questions:

  1. What inspired you to take care of our planet?
  2. What skills or experiences can you provide?
  3. Do you have an idea of ​​what a renewable energy organization can do to help protect the planet?

Preserve wild areas

Jack Sully, 13, who is also a member of the advisory board, says he took the opportunity to be a board member because he wanted to learn about business and the energy market, and he hoped to use the opportunity to help “conserve some of the world’s threatened wildlife.”

“This planet is precious, and if we don’t take care of it, we won’t have a place to live,” Sully adds.

Members of the Board of Directors of the “Good Future” participate in listening to a climate event in Glasgow (communication sites)

Youth and the climate crisis

The foundation says that an advisory board has helped it so far to review its diversity strategy and that “their (teens) feedback on our business and prestige has been instrumental in preparing for a new website that we will be launching soon.”

“We wanted to give a diverse group of young people a voice in the climate crisis that will affect them more than older generations. They give us new ideas and perspectives that we can’t get from experienced entrepreneurs,” said Foundation CEO Nigel Bucklington.

More lifestyle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *