Through funding given to Seed Mob (Seed) by Zoom Cares, Seed supports hundreds of First Nations young people to take action for climate justice. Learn more about Seed and Zoom Cares’ impact below.
About Seed Mob
Seed is Australia’s first and only Indigenous youth-led environmental organization. Seed’s work focuses on building a climate justice movement led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. The movement aims to protect Australia and all its cultures from the causes and impacts of climate change. Motivated by the core knowledge that climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, Seed combats this challenge as an opportunity to create a more just and sustainable world.
Seed’s vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at the forefront of climate change, and it’s the younger generation with the most at stake. Seed empowers these communities to lead solutions and build a society that is healthier, cleaner, more just, and puts people before profits.
“Seed is a vital organization because it empowers us as First Nations young people to continue to protect our country. It connects us with Indigenous Land defenders across the planet and helps us understand the importance of our cultures. The ingenuity of our ancestors in maintaining healthy relationships with our country and people is important to remember and learn from as we face the impacts of unnatural climate change. Seed is a tangible way that young Indigenous people can make an impact on what our futures will look like while also supporting people in other communities to do the same.”Teila Watson, Community Organizer and Schools Program Manager
Seed is increasing the resilience of the First Nations community to lead climate crisis solutions and elevate Indigenous voices on a wider scale.
Seed & Zoom Cares
Seed will be leveraging a grant from Zoom Cares to empower and educate approximately 300 First Nations young people so they will have the capabilities, confidence, and networks to take action for climate justice.
How Seed Delivers Impact
Since launching as a semi-autonomous branch of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in 2014, Seed has rapidly grown to be a powerful, national grassroots network of over 250 volunteers across the country. Specifically, Seed’s impact focuses on three key areas:
Movement building and training programs bring young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people together to build their confidence and transferable skills in leadership, communication, organizing, and campaigning. Since Seed’s inception, over 800 First Nations young people have been trained through the program.
Ambitious campaigns to advocate to protect Australia’s land, water and future from the causes and impacts of climate change. This includes a campaign supporting remote Aboriginal communities on the frontline of the fight to ban shale gas fracking in the Northern Territory.
Elevating the voices of First Nations young people and frontline communities. Seed plays a unique and critical role in sharing the perspectives of young First Nations activists through powerful videos, articles, blogs, and interviews.
“Seed is a vital organization because it empowers us as First Nations young people to continue to protect our country. Seed is a tangible way that young Indigenous people can make an impact on what our futures will look like while also supporting people in other communities to do the same.”
— Teila Watson, Community Organizer and Schools Program Manager