Posts by J. A.


Joerg started his career as a documentary film author, director and tv producer as well as media artist focusing on environmental themes, sustainable technologies and social change. He has created and produced numerous films and spots at the nexus of history, culture and science, and has an oustanding record as media adviser and campaign developer for public and private ventures. Now he brings all his lifetime experience to the table to create youth4planet as a bottom up platform for storytelling about the Earth, for public and private engagement inspiring young people between 5 and 25 to be curious, courageous and inquisitive about their future. Climate change is there to stay, and this generation will have to guide us through the cliffs of change. We better help them to become good artists, scientists, engineers, politicians or whatever their jobs will be, create businesses -and together find solutions for our survival on this planet.

“We need positive images of what is possible“ „Wir brauchen positive Bilder, von dem was machbar ist“

“We need positive images of what is possible“ Joerg Altekruse founded Youth4planet to make a difference using the power of films. With the #conAction participants, he is working on film projects on justice. WELTBEWEGT: What is the idea behind Youth4planet, and what are you actually doing? JOERG ALTEKRUSE: Youth4planet is a network and…

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Time for Change

Time for change! “We want to act now”, are the rapper from the Schengen-Gymnasium shouting from the screen, and the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Education were thrilled. They were participating at the Youth4planet Film Festival, which presented selected films by Luxembourgish children and adolescents at the Forum am…

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Kevin interviewed by Heike Janssen from German news Tagesschau I like to be at COP21 in Paris to find so many perspectives here. We are all from different backgrounds but put our attention towards climate change. The solutions are there. Simple actions like saving water, saving electricity, using public transport can be done by everyone. It is a question of mindset: will we do…

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Bill McKibben for youth4planet

Bill McKibben, author and founder of wrote to youth4planet just after receiving the aAlternative Nobel…

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