Georgia Youth Eco Movement - SAEM organised actions in the frame of the campaign on 27-28 February 2017 in Borjomi, Samtkhe - Javakheti Area, Georgia.
We live on a living planet and our actions directly affect our environment. Nowadays, we discuss the topic of climate change more and more. I do believe we can not make progress without having freedom to discuss ideas, debate and have intellectual clarity about the future of our planet. So for this to happen Georgia Youth Eco Movement joined YEE campaign and YEE team, who are climate thinkers, gave us direction. We organised local debates and speeches where we proved ourselves as youth who have power of free speech and can rise our voice during debates about climate change.
On 27th of February our youth gathered in Borjomi where we planned a day of local actions regarding climate change. We started talking about different assessment of the global warming, influence of CO2, and discussed how CO2 amount increased on Earth from the beginning of the industrial revolution. We discussed how much does that affects on the climate in terms of primarily warming and how much can it affect in the future as we humans nowadays still increase CO2 amount on Earth.
On 28th of February there was a second part of our local actions - we organised hiking from Borjomi Mineral Waters Park to Sulphur Water place in order to raise awareness, discuss while being in nature and explore connection of climate change and water resources. We discussed during our hike climate change effects on freshwater resources using some games and energisers.
We already can feel around us global warming effects. We researched statistics and information and we think that global warming is a big challenge for our planet. So what we as youth can do to reduce our impact at global warming? After discussing we decided that global warming problem needs huge attention and an international political solution. We discussed about new technologies for sustainable development and we think developing cheap and clean energy production must be increased, as all economic development is based on increasing energy usage. And finally we as youth must not wait for global politics and clean energy technology, so we must prepare ourselves and local communities by more educative projects about global warming and to rise our voice against the worst.