Some older have the reputation of thinking youth is wasted on the young.
But some pensioners have backed young protesters campaigning to save the planet.
Grandparents and elders from Lambeth and Southwark supported International Youth Climate Action Day on Saturday with the message ‘Our Present – Their Future’.
An alternative Christmas tree was set up in Brixton, decorated with presents such as Clean Air and Green Jobs.
This was part of a nationwide action by Extinction Rebellion Grandparents and Elders, who are extremely concerned about the impact of the environmental crisis on the younger generation.
Sally Lynes, from Southwark, said: “The future of children across the world is at stake and the best present we can give them is a safe planet.
“Our group supports young people campaigning in this climate emergency.”
Charmian Kenner, from Lambeth, said: “The government’s 10-point plan to reach net zero by 2050 is too little, too late.
“A crucial first step is to pass the Climate and Ecological Emergency bill to ensure Britain meets its climate targets, and the Future Generations bill so every policy protects children’s lives for years to come’.”
‘Our Present – Their Future’ is also running as a window poster campaign that everyone can join throughout December.
Details are on the Extinction Rebellion Grandparents and Elders Facebook page.
Pictured top: Extinction Rebellion Grandparents and Elders in Brixton on Saturday
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