Synchronicity Earth

Synchronicity Earth is a charitable foundation with an ambitious vision: a sustainable planet that values the interconnectivity and interdependence of all living things.

Young people and conversation

Much of our motivation for conservation comes from a belief that we need to ‘save the planet’ for future generations, yet we rarely involve young people in discussions. Over the coming months, we hope to give some of these young people a voice through our blog: they will share with us their thoughts about environmental problems and their ideas about how we might want to tackle them.

I have met some really inspiring young people recently and I want to take a moment to introduce them here. First there’s Olivia Taylor, the 15 year old who’s already CEO of her self-started not-for-profit conservation organization, Four Elements and in her spare time free dives with sharks in South Africa. When Jessica and I met Olivia recently, we were struck by how she could tackle complex issues and identify common threads running through them. Then there’s a Henry. I have been friends with Henry (or rather Henry’s mum) for the past seven years and have seen him grown from a little boy interested in the creatures in his back garden to a ten year old who has spent a year living in the rainforests of Nicaragua and can talk intelligently about subjects ranging from Amazonian birds to the links between poverty and environmental destruction. I’m also hoping to get Dylan Sweidan, Adam and Jessica's son on board with this project. You can see his speech about the oceans at our Project Ocean event with Selfridges last year here. You may also find Jessica's speech at the IUCN World Conservation Convention this year interesting. If you are a young person and would like to get involved please contact us.