“Retirement is a time to rebel! Your children and grandchildren need you to combat the threat to their futures, that is climate breakdown.” Fi Radford is a septuagenarian encouraging us to help solve the complex and pernicious global problems that are being inherited by our grandchildren.
The word ‘retirement’ usually implies sitting back, relaxing and winding down - but Fi's TEDxBristol talk challenges this assumption, exploring instead all the wisdom, experience and free time that older generations can bring to critical problems.
Fi says, "We, the Elders, have a key role to play. Do all that you can in the active years you have left. We owe it to the children to leave them the best legacy we can – a sustaining, diverse and inhabitable planet". One of the earliest members of campaign group Grandparents for a Safe Earth, Fi has spent the last decade committed to environmental activism. This year, aged 70, Fi joined Extinction Rebellion on the streets of London. Previously a very law-abiding citizen, she was arrested in Oxford Circus, and continues to lead young and old in environmental actions across the country.
Thank you @bristol_water for sponsoring Fi’s #TEDxBristol