Join 18 year old climate striker Ashjayeen Sharif!
Young people will feel the greatest impacts from climate inaction today. And it’s young leaders across the world who are stepping up and voicing their concerns about and solutions to the climate crisis, environmental destruction and growing inequality.
Here at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, young people have a powerful role to play by acting with urgency to fund a safe future. For this reason, we invite the “next gen” of the AEGN to a special event with 18 year old climate striker Ashjayeen Sharif. This online session is a chance to meet AEGN members in their twenties and thirties. Whether you are already experienced with funding action on climate change, or you’re not sure where to start, come along to connect, share experiences and get inspired to make change in the world.
Our guest speaker is Ashjayeen Sharif, an 18 year-old school striker who is running for the Board of AGL – Australia’s biggest climate polluter. Ashjayeen will share what drives his passion to act on climate change and what it’s like coming head-to-head with our biggest polluter.
If you are an AEGN member in your mid-thirties and under, please join us. If you have children or other family members in this age group, please spread the word.
Ashjayeen was born in Bangladesh and raised in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. He’s now studying for a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University.
Ashjayeen has been an active leader in the School Strike for Climate movement. Like most young people, he cares deeply about climate action because he cares for people and wants to live on a healthy, thriving planet. He believes AGL, as Australia’s largest electricity company, has a crucial role to play in Australia’s climate solution.