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Two local groups bring climate change action home
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Two local groups bring climate change action home


Two local organizations are working together to bring climate action into the communities we live in, as climate change continues to be a major topic of conversation. Seven Generations Ahead is active in Oak Park, River Forest and Austin. One Earth Collective is active in Chicago, Chicago, and elsewhere. PROVIDED

Gary Cuneen founded Seven Generations Ahead 20 years ago and says the organization’s mission has always been to address global environmental issues on a local level. He says, “The climate crisis is our first and foremost concern.”

It’s Our Future youth delegates from Seven Generation Ahead met with Uili Lousi (3rd from left), a representative from the Kingdom of Tonga, to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Pacific Island nations, at the climate summit COP26 in Glasgow. | PROVIDED

Cuneen is fresh from a trip with local high school students to the climate summit COP26, Glasgow. She says one way to bring climate action into communities and engage students in the mission.


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