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Greta Thunberg on the state of the climate movement

Interview by KK Ottesen Photo: Luca Bruno/AP
Student and climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, burst improbably onto the world stage in late 2018 when what began as a one-person school strike outside the Swedish parliament ended up galvanizing a global climate movement…
12/27/21
                                                               

Molly Burhans

In  2016, Molly Burhans, a young cartographer and environmentalist, began documenting the global landholdings of the Catholic Church. In 2019 she won the UN Young Champions of Earth Award . In February, 2021 The New…
02/16/21
                                                               

Fionn Ferreira

Fionn Ferreira developed a project on microplastic extraction from water for the annual Google Science Fair. The project won the grand prize of $50,000 in educational funding at this year's event.
08/22/19
                                                               

Boyan Slat

Oceans Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup when he was only 16. Using technology patented by Slat himself, this organization uses the oceans natural currents to congregate plastic into one area, making it easier to…
08/22/18
                                                               

Dylan D’Agate

Algae Blooms Dylan D’Agate, a sixteen year old from Long Island, wrote a book, Monster in the Water , about the dangers of algae blooms (sometimes known as the “red tide”), which both teaches kids about the dangers of pesticides and pollutants and…
07/20/21
                                                               

Isha Clarke

Student Activist Isha first made headlines asking California Senator Dianne Feinstein to support a Green New Deal. She has a passion for intersectional activism and feels it is essential to pair environmental activism with environmental…
06/06/19
                                                               

Alexandria Villaseñor

Climate Change Activist Co-founder and co-director for the Youth for Climate Strike 13-year-old Alexandria Villasenor has, every week since December 2018, made a pilgrimage to the United Nations’ headquarters demanding action on climate change. She…
03/09/19
                                                               

Haven Coleman

Climate Change Activist Co-founder and co-director for the Youth for Climate Strike Haven says, "My parents have always taught me that if there’s a problem, I can fix it. Growing up with parents who supported…
03/08/19
                                                               

Isra Hirsi

Climate Change Activist Co-founder and co-director for the Youth for Climate Strike Isra, a student at South High School in Minneapolis, is one of thousands of students around the world planning a massive Youth Climate…
03/08/19
                                                               

Sophie Dickinson

Protest Artist Concepted an organized art protest On May 17, 2018 in Australia, an 11-year-old 6th grader created an idea where 5,000 people gathered together to send the message: "climate change - our future is…
12/31/18