a chat with jax


Q: Can you please introduce yourself?


I’m Jax and I play Character #9 and also Greta Thunberg. I’m in my first year at Algonquin College and I live in Ottawa/Metcalfe.


Q: What does being in 12 mean to you?


Being a part of 12 makes me feel like I’m doing something to help. It’s easy to feel useless when faced with an enormous problem like climate change, and 12 kind of comforts me in a way.


Q: What’s your favourite part of the natural world ?


Probably mountains. Although I don’t like climbing them, I do think they’re very beautiful.


Q: What’s one of your specific Climate Change worries?


I’m worried about where people are going to go. So many are being displaced by storms or floods because of climate change and I’m afraid we won’t have enough room.


Q: What’s one question you’d like to ask about Climate Change?


What have you done to aid in the fight against climate change, and do you think you’ve done enough?


Q: When the audience leaves 12, you hope they will …

Realize that youth are more powerful than they think.


Q: What’s your favourite hobby?


Puzzles


Q: What’s your favourite word?

Blue

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[Image Description: a youth with short hair and wearing a black hoodie and a t-shirt that says “queen”. They stand, smiling, in front of a tree]

Photo: Brigitte Pellerin