This year marks an incredible 10 years from when a small group of committed young people gathered on the shores of Bondi Beach to launch the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Since then, we have grown to be a key voice in the climate movement and are having a real impact in our communities advocating for climate justice all across Australia.
It was pretty incredible to get in touch with thousands of young people and supporters who’ve shaped the AYCC and Seed over the years, and on February 10th we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, with a big party! Over 200 past and current volunteers, staff and board members gathered in Melbourne to reunite with old friends and raise support for what is next for AYCC and Seed. We heard inspirational stories of the impact AYCC and Seed have had on individuals, and for our climate and raised $30,000 on the night through pledges and a silent auction.
We also launched our new alumni network; the AYCC Old Mates, you might even be a Old Mate yourself! This amalgamation of past volunteers, coordinators and staff will make sure the incredible knowledge and experience in our network is used to build the capacity of new volunteers.
Thank you for helping to make the last 10 years so amazing!