Life itself writes the best stories!
Would you like to experience first hand what it is like to participate in the Action Leader training?
Then dive into our “Diary of a New Generation”! Accompany Generation Earth member “Marie” on her way to becoming an Action Leader. She shares with us her experiences and learnings, but also the challenges she has faced. Maybe you will even find yourself and your thoughts in one place or another. Every other week we will share on of her diary entries with you.
May 2019: Dear diary, I just did something crazy.
I have been thinking back and forth for a very long time and finally jumped over my shadow. In September a new phase of my life begins. A good friend of mine told me about the so-called Action Leader Training of Generation Earth. A training where you learn how you can change something in this world as a young person, how you can put your idea into action. I WANT to change something and that is why I just applied for the next training. I am unbelievably excited and curious what is coming up to me.
I have also participated in an information evening, which was incredibly helpful for me. Together with other interested young people I have been asking the team of Generation Earth a lot of questions. For example, it was not quite clear to me how much time the whole thing will take and how the individual trainings will be structured.
Now I know and I am incredibly excited about the first kick-off meeting in early September! But I have the feeling that this was absolutely the right decision.
September 2019: Dear diary, it’s time!
The first training is just around the corner. I am a bit nervous and don’t really know what to expect. Will I get along with the other participants? Will it be interesting? And will we fit together well as a team? Questions after questions buzz through my head. Let’s see what the next days will bring.
In any case, the location sounds very promising. We meet in the so-called “Lebensgut Miteinander” in Lower Austria surrounded by beautiful forests and meadows. The days will be filled with outdoor activities & workshops. Anyway, this comes just in time because I have had the urgent need to escape the city for a long time. I don’t want to jinx anything, but this weekend sounds like a lot of fun.
December 2019: I just got a message from Lisa.
Lisa is taking part in the Action Leader Training together with me and after we got along really well during the first training, we grew together more and more in our private lives. Besides, all my worries about the first training were unfounded. The group is awesome! We had a lot of fun and even took part in the first workshop. Thank God the weather was fine and we spent an incredible amount of time outside. What I liked most were the games to get to know each other better, because that way we had the chance to get to know each other as a group and grow together.
During the next training we will learn more about the connections between our nutrition and the effects on the climate. We learn what permaculture has to do with sustainability and much more. The best thing: one evening we will have a clothes-swap party and probably also make a campfire with music and everything else that goes with it. I’m sure this will also lead to very good conversations. Slowly we have to start thinking about our project idea and to be honest I’m still rather aimless. But I’m sure that with the support of Nate, Magda and Jenny I’m going to get everything right.
Dear diary, I’ll keep you posted.