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November 12, 2021
Geneva, Genève (fr)

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CICG - Centre International de Conférences Genève
Rue Varembé 17
Geneva, Genève (fr), 1211
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Amy Meek

Conservation activist
From a young age, Amy Meek and her younger sister Ella saw how making an issue clear and understandable brings people together, and turns shared emotion into positive change. It's a concept that laid the foundation for the beginning of their environmental charity Kids Against Plastic, through which they break down the issue of plastic pollution into an understandable and actionable problem for young people. Yet, when we look at the greatest threat to our planet currently, the climate crisis, the clarity of messaging isn't there. While the impacts of the changing climate are clear, language around climate change is often technical and confusing, resulting in disempowerment and a frighteningly slow pace of action. Through her presentation, she shares her experience of working with young people through Kids Against Plastic, and how kids empowered with the skills and tools they need to believe their voices matter can have the power to bring about large positive change.

Organizing team


Grandvaux, Switzerland


Geneva, Switzerland