Our mission is to help young people from all corners realise their change-making potential; to become custodians of a future by their own design.
Why we exist
Young people around the world want to make a difference but don't know where, or how, to start. Many feel powerless to create meaningful change.
Having worked with thousands of students, ages 11 - 24, we understand the barriers that keep them from fulfilling their potential. We've become the experts in ecophobia - and eco-anxiety. And we're wielding our knowledge to help young people step up, rather than shut down, in the face of our planet's messiest problems.
"In your facilitation, you invited us all to ‘think without limitation and envision our future world’. All too often our lives feel constricted by barriers, processes, legislation and more to weaken our resolve [...] You shine like a light and positive beacon in the challenge to remain resilient, show up with courage and retain clear-eyed optimism when the going is tough."
Associate, Leaders' Quest
What we do
What keeps us from taking action on the issues we care about? Is climate crisis the opportunity of a generation? What could a better, brighter future look like?
We're a knowledge hub at the junction of youth empowerment and the mobilisation of mindsets. We're here to drive forward the conversation and explore new territories in how we take on some of our planet's greatest challenges.
On September 20, 4 million young people took to the streets in protest of global climate inaction. Yet on September 21, 4 million young people were left asking, "What now?"
Our in-person and online campaigns aim to inform, inspire and catalyse young people to take action on the issues they care about most deeply. We provide workshops in schools, lectures at universities, and speak at a host of events. We also have a distributed media channel in the works.
Plenty of companies want to engage young change-makers in a way that goes beyond tokenism. And we believe that the magic happens when we bring together the energy of youth with the knowledge of experience.
Through strategic consulting, we help purpose-driven companies rally young people to their missions and create better spaces for intergenerational exchange.
Our in-school programmes
We run workshops across the UK to help students shift from passive to active agents of change.
By the end of a 90-minute session, students report:
Heightened emotional resilience in the face of climate change,
Clarity on how they can make the biggest difference while developing individual skills and strengths, and
A greater sense of confidence and self-determination.
ARRIVING MARCH 2020
Force of Nature
Why do we drink from paper straws in plastic cups? Is protest really that effective? Will the climate crisis be our downfall, or redemption?
This podcast takes a deep dive into 21st century activism and the path to saving the planet.
From anxiety to agency: stepping up, rather than shutting down, in the face of the climate change crisis
In this podcast, Force of Nature founder Clover Hogan talks with Caroline Hickman about how depth psychology transformed her approach to her activism; from creating space for despair and optimism, to understanding how narratives in society define our ability to inspire change.
Clover's work has taken her from researching eco-anxiety in students, and helping them find purpose at the junction of passion and pain - to working with Wall Street bankers to become aware of their own denial and defensive mechanisms.
A friend recently told me, 'Young people know what they’re angry about before they know who they are.' What if we were to listen?
Imagine a world where we stopped asking our youngest and brightest to pick ‘convenient’ careers - and started asking them which challenges they wish to solve.”
Force of Nature