Building Greener Across Generations: Intergenerational Conversation on the Climate Crisis
As part of the two weeks of the UN’s 66th Commission on the Status of Women, through the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese worked with the Working Group on Girls to host an event titled Building Greener Across Generations: Intergenerational Conversation on the Climate Crisis. The event included women all over the world from different age groups discussing climate change. During the event, a girl from the Archdiocese’s Girl Delegate pilot program, Demetra, presented her project on eutrophication. Eutrophication is an environmental issue where runoff of extra nutrients from fertilizer on land causes overgrowth of plant life at the top of bodies of water, and the death of animal life from lack of oxygen. This event explored ways that women and girls across generations can work together to combat the often overlooked ramifications of climate change, like gender-based violence, economic injustice, and migration.