5 Nov 2021

Meet Our New Youth Climate Forum

Birmingham Museums has launched its new Youth Climate Forum – hello and welcome to Nina, Frankie, Eve, Orla, Niamh, Maariyah and Samia.

The Youth Climate Forum was set up as an opportunity for 16-25 years olds with an interest in climate change, the future of the planet and in making a difference. It’s a first for the museum and an opportunity for young people in the city to have voice.

One of the main aims of the forum is to help visitors learn about the crisis facing our planet and about the actions we can all take. They will also be making sure we’re on track with our own Climate Pledge.

Sarah English, Learning & Engagement Manager said:
“We’re really excited to get our new Youth Climate Forum up and running. We had a fantastic response to our call out and have welcomed seven local young people, all aged under 25, who are passionate about tackling the climate crisis. Each member brings their own interests from avoiding fast fashion to preserving habitats and sustainable food sources.”

The Youth Climate Forum will develop new content for the Our Changing Planet gallery to keep it up to date and relevant as well as planning their own public engagement events. Some members of the Youth Climate Forum will be supporting Thinktank’s COP26 event on the 6 and 7 November including running climate change busking activities and tweeting about our Operation Earth show.