I think it starts from home. And it starts from very early age, high school is too late, we really as an industry should start going to primary and middle schools to actually having those conversations with the young children. I also think that our school system, our teachers also need support in having those conversations with their students. I strongly feel that as an industry, where we are working as architects, engineers, urban planners, we also have a role to play to support our teachers and our schools, to go and spend that time and really speak to them about the leadership that they can play. Especially, we are in the middle of a climate emergency. And all these professions have a very important role to play.
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Written by: Jackie De Burca