The .xyz community is home to many mission-driven and globally conscious changemakers. Non-profit organization GenZGirls.xyz works to empower young women to become leaders in the historically male-dominated STEM fields by sharing inspiring stories of women of color and their accomplishments. Tech designer BrianTan.xyz co-founded the Philippines chapter of Effective Altruism, an organization that uses evidence and reasoning to determine the best ways to help others. JoyInc.xyz was founded by young Nigerian lawyer Chude Jideonwo to support better education, develop healthier psychology, and generate impactful social movements in Africa. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an organization composed of Generation Z leaders aiming to preserve our natural resources by motivating and empowering the next generation to turn their climate concerns into action: ForceofNature.xyz.
London-based ForceofNature.xyz is a non-profit startup organization created and led by members of Generation Z. Or, as Operations Director Phoebe Hanson writes on her Linkedin profile, “a youth-led start-up empowering Gen Z to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of the climate crisis.” They are dedicated to helping fellow young people realize their change-making potential in the face of climate change. Founded in 2019, the organization works to accomplish this goal by leading student programs, speaking at schools and universities, and creating curriculum and supporting resources for educators. ForceofNature.xyz has a Resources link where students and educators can acquire helpful materials. For teachers, ForceofNature.xyz offers continuing professional development in the form of training sessions to help educators respond ethically to climate change concerns, navigate difficult conversations, and create spaces that promote wellbeing. For students, ForceofNature.xyz offers programming intended to foster change by uncovering their interests as aspiring activists. The course aims to clarify what students need to be effective as change-makers.
ForceofNature.xyz was founded at age 19 by an extraordinary climate activist and researcher named Clover Hogan. Clover has been dedicated to saving the environment for the past decade. She launched the Force of Nature podcast, a nine-episode series highlighting inspirational grass roots climate activists that can be streamed from the website. She has even appeared on a TEDxLondon podcast to converse about the climate crisis. Clover was a panelist at last year’s Athens Democracy Forum, an event in association with The New York Times, where she discussed the importance of climate change as a global event with a global impact. She serves as a trustee to the Global Action Plan, and is on the advisory boards of the National Community Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, the Teach the Future campaign, and the COP26 President-Designate Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council. Clover’s most recent focus has been on the rise of climate anxiety (or eco anxiety), which is a fear that the current system is pushing our planet beyond its ecological limits. Clover and the topic of climate anxiety has been the center of an article in a February 2020 issue of The Guardian.
ForceofNature.xyz intentionally utilizes the .xyz domain ending in their name to help further their message. Clover pointed us towards a particular Instagram post regarding inter-generational change which states: “Young people today are not the first to fight for change, and we will not be the last. To effectively solve for climate change, we must collaborate across generations. That’s why Force of Nature is launching our Intergen Services – working with leaders across business, education & policy to deliver climate solutions that champion the values & visions of a generation.” ForceofNature.xyz chose a fitting domain name paired with the meaningful .xyz domain ending to help further their message promoting inter-generational change.
We’re inspired to have ForceofNature.xyz, armed with their powerful and meaningful domain name, in the .xyz community. Their interest in educating and inspiring our future leaders makes us proud. You can follow them on Linkedin, Instagram at @forceofnature.xyz, and Twitter at @fon_xyz, or head over to ForceofNature.xyz to learn more.