The Climate Miles

Ilyes MachkorEvents, News, On the Road

Climate-Miles-credit-Chantal-Bekker-Urgenda-09-print-1280x853AMSTERDAM – As some of you might already know this December is going to be a big one for sustainability and our planet. Every year world leaders gather for the United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP. This year the 21st COP takes place in Paris. It has been called the most important gathering of our generation. Leaders from all over the world will gather to discuss the future of climate change ,but some fear that it won’t be enough.

From all over the world climate organizations are planning on gathering in Paris to show that real action is absolutely necessary and demand climate justice.

The Dutch climate organization Urgenda organized the climate miles, their director Marjan Minnesma is walking over 500 kilometers from Utrecht to Paris. Every day she walks over 20 km together with a group of climate enthusiasts and she is joined by a special guest or guests for a walkshow. It’s possible to join them for a day or more. Find out more about their route here: http://www.theclimatemiles.nl/route/

On the 4th of November I was asked to attend at the walkshow with Josefine Rook (chair at studenten voor morgen) and we discussed the importance of sustainability in education.
We agreed that sustainability should be part of our daily educational program. Not just in higher and academic education but also in primary schools.

The daily topics are really interesting and I can highly recommend to watch them, www.urgenda.tv (Dutch only)