Keli YenAs Convener of the Asia Pacific Greens Network (APGN) from 2012-2013 I feel honored and inspired to join in the development of the Asia Pacific Young Greens Network (APYGN).  Since APGN’s founding in 2005 the Asia Pacific Young Greens have been an essential partner in building our common intent, in co-creating the emergent future through learning by doing, and in embodying the new with an open mind, open heart and open will.

The Asia Pacific Young Greens are important because this is where the real action is, where politics is an everyday and everybody activity.  I am inspired by your ability to re-frame politics as fun, urgent, important, colorful, celebratory, cre ative and a natural way to make friends.  The world needs the Asia Pacific Young Greens because with each new birth is a new beginning, where history is not yet known and a child’s first impulse is to love.  I trust the Asia Pacific Young Greens to make a better world, and we need you to ensure that progress goes the right way.

The APGN will support the Asia Pacific Young Greens’ growth by respecting your voice, thinking with you through policy creation, together learning, reflecting and offering feedback, being a companion along the journey and getting out of your way so that you can create a new path.  We continue this adventure at different points and times and I rest assured that I have a friend who will carry the torch forward when in need.  Walking beside you we move towards a shared future, on our shared planet, founded on shared core values and with mutual respect for our unique abilities to facilitate the best possible future for us all.

Congratulations to the Asia Pacific Young Greens’ ongoing development and I look forward to walking alongside you into a bright green future!

Thank you!

Keli Yen

Convener( APGN )

Chief Adviser (APYGN)

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