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Young People in Herts will ‘Show the World’

August 19, 2009

A group of young people in Hertfordshire, FREdome-YEA (“Youth Encouraging Adults”), have been awarded just over £4000 to put on a hip-hop variety show at the Watford Colosseum on Saturday 20th March 2010.

Through “The Big Spend” (the Youth Opportunity Fund in Hertfordshire) young people decide how funds are spent on positive activities. The event, entitled “Show the World” will involve young talent from across the county.

It will include choreographed dance routines and live music, all performed by teenagers, interspersed with dramas and presentations explaining to a young audience and their families the global issues that they are due to inherit, and a potential solution researched by an independent group of out-of-the box thinkers.

The young people, at a local community workshop run by the FREdome Visionary Trust in 2007, became convinced that this needs to be brought to the attention of those who have the means to implement it.

They aim to ensure that there will have a hospitable planet and resources to inherit, by urging the world to divert war budgets into recovering wastelands and deserts with marine algae. This will turn vast quantities of greenhouse gases back into plentiful nutritious foods, ethical biofuels and safe materials – restoring the planet for the young and helping to create a future of morality and optimism.

FREdome YEA aims to encourage the world to respond at last to the challenge laid down to adults in 1992 by Severn Cullis-Suzuki when she was just twelve years old. Severn and three friends raised their own funds to travel 5,000 miles from Vancouver to the Earth Summit in Rio to tell a United Nations Assembly to take responsibility for the world being left to young people and future generations.

Now that potential answers have been found to the issues she raised, these young people are contacting Severn (now 29) asking her to review this solution, and if she sees it as worthy of consideration, to help these young people put it before the UN themselves. They also plan to make and submit a short film to be seen all over the world at the Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen this December.

The young team is still seeking further sponsorship to use the purpose built audiovisual system in the Colosseum and to hire the venue for a full dress rehearsal on the evening before the performance. Call 0845 225 3005 for more information.

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