Ben Mango is a member of Extinction Rebellion (XR) and also a Quaker. He joined XR after listening to a presentation on the climate crisis in his local area which showed how serious the situation was. Since then Ben has been active within his local group and is also helping to support national initiatives to raise awareness about the climate crisis and its wider connections with other issues, such as social and racial inequalities.
As a Quaker, Ben believes it is important to act on your beliefs and that everyone has the ability to contribute to a fairer and more equal society.
Thank you to those of you who submitted questions for Ben. There were lots to choose from, but here are the questions he answered:
eager_atmosphere: what motivated you to join XR?
amazing_horse: How do you get people who don't care about the climate crisis to change their mind?
flowing_chocolate: What are some examples of successful sustainability initiatives, either on a small or large scale, that you find inspiring?
harmonious_river: how do you convince big industries to stop pollution and be more sustainable?
grateful_conversation: How do you think I can raise awareness about the climate crisis and its wider connection with other issues, such as social and racial inequality as a young person?
Well done to eager_atmosphere from Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss B, amazing_horse from Usra Academy, flowing_chocolate from Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss A and harmonious_river and grateful_conversation from Usra Academy who have each been awarded 3 stars for their questions.
Over to you!
- Has Ben made you think differently about changing people’s minds?
- Have you learned anything new or been inspired by Ben?
- What’s your response to Ben’s answers? Or would you like to reply to him?
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