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Hearing the Youth Climate Movement by ClimateYou Editor Abby Luby

Young people around the world from grade school to high school are sounding the alarm about the climate change crisis. Their voices have inspired a fast-growing youth climate movement. Honoring that movement is the unique exhibition Taking Action at the Climate Museum at Nolan Park on Governors Island that celebrates youth’s vital role that will lead to a climate-safe future. The exhibit, which runs through October, invites visitors to explore interactive installations about clean energy, proven mitigation strategies and the key impediments to our transition to a carbon-free economy and culture.

Taking Action features hands-on learning about solutions to limit the climate crisis and also informs of the barriers to implementing these solutions. At the core of this show is inspiration, promoting meaningful group action. A key message is the intergenerational injustice and the thrust of the youth climate movement is especially tangible in photographs of children and teens making up the youth climate movement. At the end of the exhibition, visitors are presented with a direct call to action and different steps one can take to breaking the climate silence and advancing climate progress. The show, which is staffed principally by high schoolers, was created by the Climate Museum.  For the last few years, the Climate Museum, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and educate the public about the climate crisis, has sponsored climate relevant shows and site-specific exhibits throughout New York City and the metropolitan area. Taking Action is one such show.

Runs to October, 27, 2019


Wednesday11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Friday11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am — 5:00 pm

Taking Action is open on Tuesday for group visits only. To register please contact: info@climatemuseum.org



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