Klima Seniorinnen (Senior Women for Climate Protection) are holding the Swiss government accountable for its climate inaction by submitting a legal petition to demand that their government take stronger action on climate change. The group is comprised of women above the age of 65 and with an increase of heat-waves across Europe, they are at a higher risk of suffering from cardiac arrest, respiratory and circulatory problems, heatstroke and dehydration. This is as much a fight for their wellbeing as it is for the future of the young of Europe. Photo credit: Huffington Post
Kosha Joubert is educating about the power autonomous ecovillages have to positively transform societies. She advocates for citizens taking change of their own communities, by spearheading sustainable models that work best for themselves. Joubert is rooting her message in examples of international eco-villages that have been a proven success. She lives in the Eco-village of Findhorn in Scotland and is President of the Global Ecovillage Network. Committed to concepts of collective wisdom, Joubert insists that sustainable and peaceful societies can be created through ecological community models founded in system of cooperation and anchored in innovation and creativity.