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The organisation was started by some students who saw the need, and huge potential, for more cooperation and sharing of experiences among youth involved in environmental and sustainability work in Southern Africa.
We aim to support anyone involved in similar work by helping them link up with peers, organisations and individuals who have the knowledge, experience and resources for them to succeed and make their voices heard. We also aim to help them easily share their successes and challenges, and improve cooperation locally and internationally.
This year is especially significant because of the opportunities, and responsibilities, from COP17 (formally the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Conference of the Parties 17) and related events that happen in Durban from late November. We hope to use this to successfully reach and unite all youth in the region tackling these issues.
Our name comes from the bluebuck, the first recorded large mammal to become extinct in Southern Africa in recent times. Many people don't know it existed, and in the same way many people are unaware of the realities and consequences of climate change and other sustainability issues facing us. We hope the name will be a reminder of our potential to make a difference in this world and get people thinking a little differently about their actions.