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ifrc.org, 19th July 2018

By Matariki Wilson, Cook Islands Red Cross

By day Tabitha Berg is Cook Islands Red Cross Society’s office administrator, but by night, weekends and any other time she gets, Tabitha is their climate change champion, raising awareness of climate issues across the South Pacific nation.

The 21-year old has been working for Cook Islands Red Cross for nearly two years, and after attending the Pacific Red Cross Youth Climate Change Forum held in Kiribati in 2017 she became passionate about youth climate action.

“Having gained first-hand insight of the impacts of climate change during the forum encouraged me to return home and educate my fellow youth,” says Tabitha.

Since the forum in Kiribati, Tabitha has conducted classes across four separate islands within the southern group of the Cook Islands and reaching over 160 students.

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