Her ongoing commitment to climate education and activism
After graduating from the Academy in December, Hila has continued to work with ‘Take Action Global’, focusing on community engagement. Using climate education as a force for environmental action, she works with students, teachers, and educational institutions, worldwide. Through panel discussions and networking, Hila aims to connect with young climate activists and tell them that they are not alone in their struggle.
“This is my way of fighting back and asking for the opportunity to have a healthy life and a family in the future. We are all in it together!”
Hila believes that her time at the Academy was instrumental to not only realizing her vision but also, recognizing her self-worth and value system. After learning at the Academy, she began to look at our climate crisis through the lens of advocacy, activism, and protests. The Academy helped her to understand that the climate crisis is not just about the environment. Rather, it is also about economics, politics, social relationships, and social constructs.
“Without my experience in the Academy and without taking a gap year, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”