“Ageism tries to divide generations - but the fight against climate change is uniting them.” – Elaine Unegbu, chair of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network
Today is the ‘International Day of Older Persons’ and to celebrate, the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) with Talking about My Generation have launched a new campaign called ‘This Is What An Activist Looks Like’. The campaign unites generations in the fight against climate change. It uses a new video to highlight the inter-generational activists in action; from green transport and litter picking to protesting and growing your own food in communities across all boroughs.
The activists came together to launch the video at a public living library event at Manchester Central Library, where they were able to share their stories and inspire others to make changes too. A living library event allows visitors to browse the ‘bookcases’ and chose the ‘story’ they want to listen to, pull up a pew, and have a conversation with their chosen activist.
Elaine Unegbu said ‘“This is not about young versus old, it’s about all of us doing our bit, as individuals and in our communities. We can all do something and so many people are playing their part already and enjoying themselves in the process.’
The campaign video can be watched here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYd0SSYnQD0
For more information on the ‘This Is What An Activist Looks Like’ campaign visit www.talkingaboutmygeneration.co.uk/activists
For more information about the Greater Manchester Older People's Network visit www.gmopn.org.uk