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Extinction Rebellion Nederland

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Extinction Rebellion protests near the former headquarters of ING bank for its financing of fossil fuels.

In a compelling demonstration of commitment to a sustainable future, youth-led climate activists recently took to the streets, blocking part of the main highway around Amsterdam near the former headquarters of ING bank. Their cause? A resolute protest against the bank's financing of fossil fuels. As we reflect on this impactful display of advocacy, it becomes evident that involving the youth in the fight for a clean, fossil-free planet offers numerous benefits.



Passionate Voices for Change:
The energy and passion of young activists bring a fresh perspective to the urgent issue of climate change. Their commitment to safeguarding the environment stems from a desire for a secure and sustainable future. By involving youth in fossil-free advocacy, we harness this passion as a driving force for change.

Educational Empowerment:
In engaging with climate advocacy, young activists not only amplify their voices but also educate themselves about the intricate challenges our planet faces. The process of researching, organizing, and participating in protests cultivates a profound understanding of the environmental issues at hand, empowering them with knowledge that extends beyond the immediate cause.

Global Solidarity:
Climate change is a global crisis that demands collective action. Youth involvement in fossil-free advocacy fosters a sense of global solidarity, connecting young activists across borders. This interconnectedness creates a powerful network of like-minded individuals, enhancing the impact of their collective efforts and reinforcing the importance of a unified global response to environmental challenges.

Social and Political Influence:
The youth are a formidable force capable of influencing social and political landscapes. By actively participating in advocacy for a fossil-free planet, young activists contribute to shaping public opinion and policy decisions. Their voices, resonating through protests and activism, play a pivotal role in holding corporations and governments accountable for their environmental impact.

Inspiring Future Leaders:
Involvement in climate advocacy empowers today's youth to become the leaders of tomorrow. By taking an active role in addressing environmental challenges, young activists develop leadership skills, resilience, and a sense of responsibility. These qualities position them as catalysts for positive change, inspiring a new generation of leaders committed to sustainable practices.

Encouraging Sustainable Lifestyles:
Youth engagement in fossil-free advocacy extends beyond protests and campaigns. It encourages the adoption of sustainable lifestyles, influencing consumer choices and promoting eco-friendly practices. As advocates for change, young activists become ambassadors for a cleaner planet, inspiring others to make environmentally conscious decisions in their daily lives.

The recent Extinction Rebellion protest near the former ING bank headquarters in Amsterdam serves as a poignant example of the transformative power of youth-led advocacy. By involving the younger generation in the fight against fossil fuels, we not only amplify the urgency of the message but also cultivate a generation of informed, empowered, and resilient individuals ready to lead us toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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  • George Kariuki

    14 w

    The energy and commitment of young climate activists give me immense hope for the future.

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    • Edwin wangombe

      13 w

      @george_kariuki when I see such actions and commitment from youth I smile coz it shows that the future of our planet is in good hands.

    • Munene Mugambi

      14 w

      I will always support and stand with my fellow youths especially in matters related to our survival. The people making our planet inhabitable most likely won't be here for the dire effects. Why should the younger generations have to pay for sins of an older misguided people?

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      • Edwin wangombe

        13 w

        @munene_mugambi Well said brother... this planet is our inheritance and if we don't stand up to protect it we will suffer

      • Sara Nyberg

        14 w

        Well formulated on youth engagement! I have been involved in climate issues for 15 years - since I was 14 years old.

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        • Munene Mugambi

          14 w

          @SaraNewmountain And for that I'm sure you've made a lot of positive change in the world.

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          • Edwin wangombe

            13 w

            @SaraNewmountain Wow... such commitment is what we have to instill in our younger generation... this will make sure that they grow up with some sense of responsibility for the conservation of the environment

          • dickson mutai

            14 w

            A powerful demonstration of youth-led climate activism against fossil fuel financing. By involving the younger generation in the fight for a clean planet, we harness their energy, educate future leaders, and foster global solidarity for a sustainable future.

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            • Munene Mugambi

              14 w

              @dickson_mutai We are essentially telling the fossil fuel industry that we are the leaders and will stop at nothing to safeguard our interests in a working world

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              • Edwin wangombe

                13 w

                @dickson_mutai I agree... it is time for the youths to stand up and protect this planet as their future depends on its wellbeing

                • Edwin wangombe

                  13 w

                  @munene_mugambi i agree... more of such protests should continue being witnessed globally... its time for the youth to stand up and protect the planet

                • Ann Nyambura

                  14 w

                  It's essential that financial institutions recognize the responsibility they bear in shaping environmental outcomes.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    14 w

                    @ann_nyambura_542 Financial institutions are the backbones of the fossil fuel industry, no backing financially, no fossil fuels.

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      13 w

                      @ann_nyambura_542 I think they know, but their selfish traits make them ignorant prioritizing profits over people which is very unfortunate

                      • Edwin wangombe

                        13 w

                        @munene_mugambi Yes... finances are the engine that runs the fossil fuel industry and without financial resources, the engine can't run... this makes it important for financial institutions to cut off their support for these industries

                      • We Don't Have Time

                        14 w

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                        • winnie nguru

                          14 w

                          Whatever it takes to send the message home is highly appreciated

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            13 w

                            @winnie_nguru we should see more action until the message is clear

                          • Elizabeth Gathigia

                            14 w

                            They are fighting for the right cause and their voices should be heard

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              13 w

                              @elizbeth_gathigia I support them too ... it takes a lot for one to choose the right path and these youths have definitely challenged me

                            • walter lungayi

                              14 w

                              It's great to see people taking a stand against financial institutions that support fossil fuels. This kind of activism can help drive positive change towards a more sustainable future.

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                14 w

                                @walter_lungayi great to see the youth participate in the fight against fossil fuels, this is a surerity of a sustainable environment.

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                                • Munene Mugambi

                                  14 w

                                  @walter_lungayi We have to put our feet down and make sure financial institutions that act against interests of the planet and the majority are out of business

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                                  • Edwin wangombe

                                    13 w

                                    @walter_lungayi I agree with you... once we push financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuels that will be the genesis of phasing out fossil fuels in the world

                                  • Valerie Dehl

                                    14 w

                                    More interest in the subject, always, everywhere, would be beneficial. Our own country still has minimal Ev sales.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                      13 w

                                      @valerie_dehl you should push for the youths of your country to get their voices out there and force the government to put in place measures that will see the end of fossil fuels and the adaption of renewables

                                    • Princess

                                      14 w

                                      This protest is a positive step in pushing for corporate accountability and promoting a shift towards a greener future.

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                                      • Joseph Githinji

                                        14 w

                                        @princess_nel_268 this is a great way to fight for a greener environment.

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                                        • Munene Mugambi

                                          14 w

                                          @princess_nel_268 We have such institutions funding fossil fuel companies then doing fake Corporate Social Responsibility by making a few donations to causes that will give them good PR. We stand against this in it's entirety

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                                          • Edwin wangombe

                                            13 w

                                            @princess_nel_268 I agree.., If we continue keeping quiet these corporations will just keep on devastating the well-being of the planet leading to the extinction of humanity... kudos to these activists

                                            • Edwin wangombe

                                              13 w

                                              @joseph_githinji i second... I wish this could also be witnessed in Africa... I would want to see African youths standing up for a better greener planet.

                                            • Joseph Githinji

                                              14 w

                                              This is a great show of commitment to protecting the environment, the youngsters should continue with such moves to ensure the ING bank stops sponsoring fossil producers. Fossil fuels must end.

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                                              • Princess

                                                14 w

                                                @joseph_githinji Absolutely! It's inspiring to see the younger generation, taking a stand for the environment. To the Extinction Rebellion Nederland ,keep up the momentum!.

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                                                • Munene Mugambi

                                                  14 w

                                                  @joseph_githinji The youths are our present and future, it is imperative to listen to their voices and also guide them on the right paths. In this case, these youths are well aware of the significance of fossil fuels on our planet

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                                                  • Edwin wangombe

                                                    13 w

                                                    @joseph_githinji I also believe the commitment that these activists have will bring an impact on the fight against fossil fuel ... and if they continue like this, they will change the world

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                                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                                      13 w

                                                      @munene_mugambi I agree with you it is imperative to listen to the voices of the youths because they are fighting for their inheritance as this planet is what they will inherit

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                                                      • Edwin wangombe

                                                        13 w

                                                        @princess_nel_268 I am so inspired by the commitment that Extinction Rebellion has in protecting the planet

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