It’s Our Future

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.


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Image of three rangatahi making art (one is playing a guitar, another is taking a photo, and a third is drawing)

Our submission to the government

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.

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