Lib Dems in Attendance at Climate Change Event

JL
26 Oct 2023

Young people aged 11-19 from the Youth Advisory Board organised an event at the Kings Centre in October to highlight the threat of climate change and investigate ways to combat it.

Cllr Judith Lubbock was in attendance representing the Liberal Democrats in Norwich, and she reports on proceedings:

Judith's View

We're all in this together; change begins at home.

My message was not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the issue and to look at the many small things they could do to change their behaviour, such as eating less meat, buying secondhand clothes, planting trees and joining a campaigning group like Friends of the Earth to work with others to highlight their concerns.

Young people are not alone in placing climate change at the top of their concerns - in a recent survey 8 out of 10 people did the same!

Cllr Lubbock (right) taking part in the youth-organised political debate alongside representatives from Norwich Labour and the Norwich Green Party.

YAB is a part of MAP (Matthew Project).They come together to get their voice heard and make a difference.

Kooth - anonymous mental health support

Cllr Lubbock at the Kooth display stall

Judith also spent time talking to Kooth, an online 'free, safe and anonymous mental health support' for young people.

Many youngsters suffer from mental health struggles these days, and there is no shame in reaching out for help. It is funded by the NHS and can be found at kooth.com.