#FridaysForFutureBirmingham

A Peacemaking Project by Stephen Philip W.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The ignorance of climate action in Birmingham

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of political inaction towards mitigating climate change
we will address 1. Not priotizing climate action 2. Low budgetary allocation to climate action 3. Non-adherence to the UNFCCC international treaties 4. Fossil-fuel dependency 5. politicization of green bonds
by organizing climate strikes - #FridaysForFuture involving all high schools across Birmingham city from September - December 2019

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • To have the UK government priotize climate action organizing climate strikes - #FridaysForFuture involving all high schools across Birmingham city from September - December 2019

We will increase my / our compassion by...

- Understanding we are fighting for a cause greater than ourselves. - Constantly putting ourselves in the shoes of our unborn kids due to climate change (empathy) - Being kind to mother nature - Speaking truth to power and demanding for the change we desire

How will you show courage?

It is always a tough task going against the government. This project requires a great deal of courage and we are keen on not leaving it out of our arsenal. Prior to the start of the project, we will have a iteration session with the volunteers, students and all stakeholders of the project where we will infuse courage into ourselves through therapy sessions, dialogues and motivation.

How will you collaborate with others?

We are collaborating with three main partners: 1. High Schools across Birmingham - For students and participants of the strikes 2. The FridaysForFuture movement - For support, coordination and publicity 3. The police - For security of participants

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

We know this when the government reacts. We know we have reached our goal when the government declares a climate emergency and starts to do more than paper work as regards climate change. There are other indicators to monitor administrative performance but we are focused majorly on the goal which is see the government priotize climate action.

Key Steps

  • To have the UK government priotize climate action organizing climate strikes - #FridaysForFuture involving all high schools across Birmingham city from September - December 2019

Comments:

Amani A. Peace First Staff
17 August 2019 16:09
Welcome to Peace First, Stephen Philip! Thanks for sharing your project with us; we are going to review the Compassionate Insight during next week.

Many thanks,
Amani
 
Andrea C. Peace First Staff
28 August 2019 9:10
Hi Stephen,

Sorry for the mistake I made! While conducting a training yesterday, I left a comment addressed to someone else here in your dashboard. My sincere apologies.

Tahmid, our fellow mentoring all projects coming from Europe, will be contacting you tomorrow with his Calendly link, so you can book a time to talk to him and receive additional mentorship :)

Meanwhile, please go ahead and fill out this form shorturl.at/mCFJ8

Sorry again for the mistaken comment!

All the best,
 
TAHMID I. Peace First Staff
29 August 2019 13:58
Dear Stephen,

Congratulations, your mini-grant is approved! There are a few additional steps that we need to do before disbursing the mini-grant.

Now, it is time to conduct the Mini-Grant Verification and Coaching Process (VCP). We conduct this process to provide additional mentoring to projects receiving grants. As part of this process, we will have a video call with you to help us understand your project better and provide additional mentoring.

To start the VCP, You are required to:
Fill out the following form: shorturl.at/mCFJ8
Schedule a call with me. Please let me know your preferred date and time here https://calendly.com/tislam-1/vcp

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Tahmid