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  • Transcriber: TED Translators Admin Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs

  • My name is Olafur Eliasson.

  • I'm an artist.

  • I work with natural phenomena,

  • the weather,

  • climate, environment

  • and our future, one could say.

  • (Soft sound)

  • I was very inspired by youth movements,

  • how young people actually have organized themselves

  • in order to be heard.

  • For some time now,

  • I have in fact collaborated with young people --

  • they are the artists as well, in this case --

  • to make a project "Earth Speakr,"

  • where we, the grown-ups, can listen to them.

  • So join me in listening to them talking about the environment,

  • and about the climate, about the future,

  • and see what they have to say.

  • Girl 1: With "Earth Speakr," I can share my voice to anything I see.

  • It's a platform for us to speak up and for the world to hear us.

  • I could put a face on anything around me and say my message.

  • Hey, excuse me, I can see you.

  • (Recorded voice) Hey, excuse me. I can see you.

  • Kids can be the experts.

  • When we come together, we can find the answers.

  • All you have to do is listen.

  • Boy 1: Fight for our future.

  • (Italian) Help me to live 1,000 years more.

  • (German) I am hungry!

  • Boy 2: It's our future, and it's getting hotter.

  • (Recorded voice) It's our future, and it's getting hotter.

  • If I see a message I like, I can share it with my friends and family.

  • Girl 2: It's so cool because we can share our voices,

  • we can hear others,

  • and that's how we know that we're not alone in this fight.

  • And if enough of us make messages,

  • then the grown-ups will have to listen to us.

  • Then we can really make a change in the world.

  • (Polish) I was so dry before I got watered!

  • (Portuguese) Hello! My message would be that all houses should have solar panels!

  • (French) Hey, I am Willy from the Earth!

  • Girl 3: Imagine every place being as green as me.

  • This can be your future.

  • OE: See?

  • Their imagination is just so inspiring, I think,

  • and gives me hope also, frankly speaking.

  • So in "Earth Speakr," only kids can speak,

  • and the grown-ups are listening, right?

  • Of course, I still have an ask for you,

  • as a grown-up, go and make a Speakr message with a kid

  • and send it out into the world.

  • Make sure that the kid feels "Wow! Somebody's listening to me."

  • Because if we do that,

  • I think the future might be shaping in the right direction.

  • Thank you.

Transcriber: TED Translators Admin Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs

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Kids are speaking up for the environment. Let's listen | Olafur Eliasson

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