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200 youth prepared for 350’s Global Work Party

Last week ‘Wake Up Call’ went to Älvdalen in Dalarna, Sweden, to inspire 200 youth at the local secondary school. We were given half a day so we could start off by helping the students to understand what is happening to our reality, why it is happening, and what young people around the world are doing about it. Then we trained them in small scale project management and let them start up local initiatives for 350’s Global Work Party on 10/10/10. Good ideas were in abundance as usual. Among them, plans for installing solar panels on the municipal swimming hall, arranging a bike race through the community and organizing an acoustic rock concert. We were especially excited about the engagement from the municipality. The local hero and head of Environment, Edita Platbardis, promised to support the implementation of the most promising ideas as well as report back to us about the outcome of 10/10/10. Awesome!

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Was the World Reworked?

Rework the World: Yes We Will!For the past four days over 1,700 social entrepreneurs, politicians and investors gathered in Leksand for the summit “Rework the World”. The even was organised by Tällberg Foundation and the network YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability), and was the biggest gathering of this kind that ever happened in Sweden. The ambition and the vision were to create millions new sustainable jobs for the world’s youth. We (that is Oleg and Sven) were there too, accompanied by a team of our capable interns, Carl, Sophie and Josefine.
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Going to Rework the World!

Rework the WorldWe are really psyched up about the global gathering ‘Rework the World’ that starts on the 2nd of June in Leksand, Sweden. This year it is a combination of Tällberg Forum and the Youth Employment Summit (YES). Therefore the main topic of the conversations in Leksand will be: How do we create between 500 million and 1 billion new sustainable jobs for young people around the world in the next couple of decades? The summit’s five main themes: Energy, Water, Land, Cities and People and hundreds of sessions and workshops, not even mentioning informal talks and project meetings, keep us buzzing with enthusiasm and excitement! Starting tomorrow, we are going to Rework the World! Literally.

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Welcome to our new website!

Hello and welcome to Wake Up Call’s brand new site that we just launched. We are working hard on developing the website’s structure and filling in with relevant and interesting information. Please bear with us until we are done with this. Meanwhile you can check our regularly updated page on Facebook.