Sharing From the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization.
In this dialogue, Zhang Yu will give an overview of the youth environmental action in China and her own experience moderating youth climate dialogues and community activities such as the “Climate Economy and the Future of Mankind” reading group, and GreenGeek, a youth-led environmental organization.
Through her active involvement in promoting youth action in China, Yu will also discuss the challenges faced by young people regarding climate change and sustainable development and the opportunities that follow when implementing global concepts into local reality.
SPEAKER: Zhang Yu
Zhang Yu, a fourth-year student in advertising at the Communication University of China, is the founder of GreenGeek, a youth-led environmental organization that aims to engage and nurture China’s next generation of young environmentalists. Since starting in 2022, GreenGeek has organized events and gathered over 1,000 members in the community. Yu is a certified SDG Mover facilitator, who activates learnings on SDG and Climate Change issues. 2023 Yu initiated the “Climate Economy and the Future of Mankind” reading camp, a two-month online learning program that attracted more than hundreds of young applicants.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Saturday, October 14, 2023