There is no single story about climate change. These are stories shared by rangatahi about their vision of our future, handed over to Hon Grant Robertson MP in May 2022.
Your stories have power and influence on the people shaping our world. From March through to May 2022 leading up to the 2022 Budget release, we collected artwork and writing from young people all over the country, to share with key decision-makers.
Over 400,000 students attend schools that still burn fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. These are stories about why rangatahi want a fossil free future and why the government need to increase funding to get coal, oil, and gas out of schools.
On May 16th 2022, Kāpiti College students Pyper and Sophia, along with Alana our Campaigns and Mobilisation Manager, handed over the It’s Our Future Submissions outside deputy prime minister Hon. Grant Robertson’s office. Pyper also shared some of the It’s Our Future submissions on the street.
Explore the Stories
It's Our Future Essay
He iti, he pounamu
La Pacha Te Quiere
The Elephant and the Bird
Poem: Dead Air
Capitalism and the Climate Crisis
Earth Day Cards
Earth Day Painting
Earth Day City Scapes
Earth Day Landscape
Earth Day Art: No Fossil Fuel In Public Sector
The Last Blue in the Oil Spill
Think About the Future
Earth Day Landscape by Olivia
In a Fake Plastic Earth
We Are Running Out Of Time
Address to Jan Logie and James Shaw
Ban Fossil Fuels in Schools
Letter to Barbara Edmonson
Koreke Climate Change Portraits
Emma Jiang - Song about the Climate
Student Action Toolkit
Download the student action toolkit here, to take action against fossil fuels now at your school.