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Extreme Hangout

Extreme Hangout x Eden Project delivered by Earth Minutes

In the lead up to COP28, Earth Minutes ran an ‘Extreme Hangout’ event here at Eden to celebrate the importance of youth voices within climate change leadership.

The event explored climate change from the lens of football, finance and music, to ensure there was something for everyone and to encourage cross-collaboration between industries and interests. 

From panel discussions, action-packed workshops to live poetry readings, visitors immersed themselves in the latest environmental research and action to help us reignite the climate change conversation here in the UK. Thank you for taking part!

What is COP28?

The UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at Expo City Dubai to unite the world towards agreement on bold, practical and ambitious solutions to the most pressing global challenge of our time.

Four young women from Earth Minutes smiling at camera

Who are Earth Minutes?

Earth Minutes specialises in environmental communications, on a mission to drive the future of environmental thinking and learning. As a collective of young researchers and creatives, we are dedicated to leading the way in making environmental information/research more accessible and sustainable for all. For more information, please follow the link below.


Emma-Louise Amanshia - Earth Minutes Host

What is the Extreme Hangout?

Inspired by EXTREME’s love of adventure sports and our passion to protect the planet, the Extreme Hangout was established in 2021 as a sustainability impact platform to give young people a voice, popularise the climate movement and inspire environmental action. Young and underrepresented people want their voices heard and have little opportunity to participate in formal proceedings. EXTREME made it their mission to give them a seat at the table and deliver a platform where they could share their concerns and opinions. For more information, please follow the button below.


Event speakers

There will be a vast mix of environmental scientists, influencers and activists, including:

  • Lira Valencia, Influencer & London Wildlife Trust 
  • Joycelyn Longdon, Founder of Climate in Colour
  • Elliot Arthur-Worsop, Founder of Football For Future

A few of the featured organisations include Climate Live, Natural History Museum, Force of Nature, Surfers Against Sewage and more!

Event itinerary

Opening speech (Emma-Louise Amanshia - Earth Minutes) 10-10.10am Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
Adjei Poem reading (COP28 and envisioning the future) 10.10-10:20am Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
Is Climate Activism For Me? - Panel
  • Emma-Louise (facilitator) 
  • Emma de Saram (Exeter University) 
  • Kamron Roberts (London Wildlife Trust)
  • Nuriya Shoro (WWF)
  • Tom Wilson (Ovo Foundation)
10.30-11.15am Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome

Exploring the Urban Connection to Nature: In conversation with Lira and Emma (Storytelling Feature)

  • Emma Askew (Earth Minutes)
  • Lira Valencia (Influencer/London Wildlife Trust)
11.25-11:45am Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
LUNCH BREAK 11:45am-12:45pm  

Stop telling us that our future is doomed! The role of young people at COP28 and beyond - Panel

  • Emma-Louise (facilitator) 
  • Sunita Ramani (Greenhouse Comms) 
  • Skye Neville (SAS) 
  • Amelia Crews (Earth Minutes) 
  • Jasmine Isa Qureshi (Writer/Storyteller)
1-2pm Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
Workshop (Eden X London Wildlife Trust) 2-3.30pm Workshop tent

Climate Change In The Mainstream -Panel

  • Emma-Louise (facilitator) 
  • Joycelyn Longdon (Climate In Colour) 
  • Natalie Cooper (Natural History Museum)
  • Elliot Arthur-Worsop (FFF) 
  • Rianka Gill (Climate Live)
  • Joi Lee (Earthrise)
3.40pm-4.40pm Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
Closing speech (Emma-Louise Amanshia - Earth Minutes) 4.45-5pm Citrus Stage - Mediterranean Biome
Climate Cafe (in partnership with Force of Nature) 10am-4pm Workshop tent
Young couple looking out at the view of the Eden Project

Free entry for 17-25 year olds and students

Are you aged 17-25 or are a student with a valid student ID? Good news! Exclusively for this event we are offering you FREE entry to Eden on 30 September 2023.

To take advantage of this offer, select the number of “Extreme Hangout x Eden Project” tickets you need. On the second step of checkout, you’ll then be able to add any additional General Admission Tickets for other visitors in your party - including those who usually attend for free, such as carers, Members and Annual Pass holders.

Please note that all visitors not included in the offer must have a valid form of admission. This offer is only valid 30 September 2023.

Please note, this offer has now ended.

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