In the face of the pressing ecological crisis, the direct involvement of young people is more crucial than ever. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Pope Francis, in his Laudato Si’ encyclical, calls upon the youth to actively engage in safeguarding our planet.
“Young people are the ones who care deeply about creating a more sustainable and just world. They have a new ecological sensitivity and a generous spirit, and some of them are making admirable efforts to protect the environment.” (Laudato Si’ 209)
As young leaders, you have the power to affect meaningful change and shape a sustainable future for generations to come. Below are some examples of organizations working alongside the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to inspire and support you on your journey towards creating “a more sustainable and just world.”
Organizations Building Up Youth Leaders and Youth Movements
✅ Don Bosco Green Alliance: An worldwide collective of young people who are passionate about the welfare of our planet. Develop the skills required for effective and meaningful participation in grassroots and global environmental campaigns.To learn more and get involved, click here.
✅ The Economy of Francesco: An international movement of young economists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers engaged in a process of inclusive dialogue to move the world towards a new, more just and sustainable economy. Be a part of it!
✅ Laudato Si’ Movement: Youth involvement continues to enrich this inspiring, spirit-led movement. Join a united community that is mobilizing to achieve total sustainability in the spirit of integral ecology. Do you have a passion for ecological justice and safeguarding our home for generations to come? Get involved today.
Your Active Involvement is Paramount
Pope Francis’ invitation to the youth in his Laudato Si’ encyclical serves as a powerful call to action.
“Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded.” (LS 13)
Young leaders, now is the time for you to step up and embrace your role as catalysts for change. The future of our planet lies in your hands, and your involvement is not just valuable, it is indispensable.
Invite your fellow change-makers to join you, and we can inspire and support one another on our shared journey towards creating a more sustainable world.It all starts with a plan, and you can start putting yours into concrete action right here.