01 Jul '11, 9am

Rising seas force Pacific island youth to make a choice: Give up, or rise up. Guess what they choose?

Rising seas force Pacific island youth to make a choice: Give up, or rise up. Guess what they choose?

I’m writing this from Sigatoka, Fiji where we have just wrapped up 4 days of remarkable workshop with 50 Pacific youth from 13 Pacific Island nations. I’ve been to quite a few workshops in the last couple of years, but this one felt different. It felt transformational. Often the Pacific is portrayed as the victim, as the islands that will drown, and that there is little hope for them. However over the course of the workshop a new portrayal was born. With some of the region’s best organisers in the room – from countries as far ranging as Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Micronesia to Tonga – we had the brains and experience to dream big and ambitious. Things began with Moving Planet planning for September 24th . In Nauru the goal is to get the whole country to go without oil for the day, and at the sametime have a massive ...

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