You don’t have to wear a superhero suit to be a hero. You don’t need a force field, or an infinity stone. You don’t even need to be able to vote! 

Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (who’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for the second consecutive year) young people are now charging ahead in the climate change fight.  

Kids are founding their own companies, searching to solve the removal of plastics from the oceans, planting millions of trees in partnership with the United Nations, litigating for the right to a world unplagued by global warming, and making massive change in their communities.

Here’s some of the kids who inspire us. 

Have climate heroes to share? Have you taken action to address the climate crisis? We’d love to hear about what you’re doing and who is inspiring you!  

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Alec Loorz

Climate Change Activist Founded Kids vs. Global Warming and iMatter Alec Loorz was 12 when he put up his SLAP (Sea Level Awareness Posts) on a Ventura, California beach. At 15, he presented a Declaration…

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…

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…

Edgar McGregor

Climate science High school Climate Science Blogger Edgar McGregor, a California high school student, spends his after school hours analyzing climate trends and trying to understand his future. He keeps a blog called Where We Stand.…

Felix Finkbeiner

Reforestation Started planting trees at 9 years old Founder of the environmental group Plant-for-the-Planet when he was ten, he then partnered with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign and speaking in front of the full assembly…

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.

Greta Thunberg

Politics Climate change activist At 15, Greta Thunberg decided to take matters into her own hands: she went on strike and sat on the steps of the parliament building, in Stockholm, every day during school…

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…

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…

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…