Monday, November 18, 2013

Turning Disposable Into Sustainable

By Robert Mooney
Reporter
RICHMOND, North Yorkshire, UK – Made up of volunteer leaders, Team V is a great opportunity to meet new people and get lots of experience in campaigning on issues that matter to young people.
Over the next nine months, more than 100 youth leaders from around the United Kingdom will be campaigning on three issues, the first of which is being eco-friendly and proving that our generation can take positive action for the better.

“The Sustainable Generation,” Team V’s first campaign for this year, aims to prove that young people like me can be the ones to solve the problem of environmental damage to the planet.
My generation is often branded as being the “Disposable Generation” but these inspirational people are out to prove that wrong.
For many, including myself, the issue of the environment and sustainability is an important one. We know that whatever action we take now will have a big impact on us and future generations.
Just as parents would want their child to succeed in life, as a leader for Team V myself, I want us to make this a healthy planet for our children and generations afterwards.
Team V, aside from being a great opportunity, is a great way to make change in your local area and it does work as past campaigns have proven. With people all over the UK making the case for change on social issues, it’s hard not to listen.
On top of the initial impact of the campaign, it encourages young people to think twice and take action themselves, going against the stereotype that most teenagers are lazy and don’t care about much.
Overall, the general message the campaign is sending is something that will have a positive impact on young people, now and in the future. It will also prove adults wrong – young people can live up to the campaign’s goal and become “The Sustainable Generation.”

If you would like to find out more about Team V, please see the campaign video on YouTube

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