Long before they can vote (which may be the most important thing they will ever do, at every opportunity, locally and nationally) young people can get involved politically. They can help register others to vote, get involved through climate change clubs in school. There are many youth-led climate justice groups to get plugged into, such as SustainUS and Sunrise.

THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

JOIN THE CLIMATE

MOVEMENT

Sunrise Movement, Fridays for Future, and ZeroHour are some of the many growing coalitions.
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Teen Vogue

TELL YOUR

LAWMAKERS

The worst impacts can still be avoided if we compel local and national leaders to step up and lead the fight against climate change.
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NRDC

PLANT FOR THE

PLANET

Felix Finkbeiner planted his first tree at 9. Join his worldwide network of more than 67,000 children and become a Climate Justice Ambassador.
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Plant for the Planet

ATTEND A

TOWN HALL

Find out where your reps stand and get involved on the issues in-person.

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Town Hall Project

VOLUNTEER TO

REGISTER VOTERS

Our country and democracy are stronger when everyone votes. Sign up to help register your friends, family, neighbors, or join a texting team.
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When We All Vote

READ UP

The first step is to get knowledgable about your beliefs and the issues. CCR’s Politics pages are a good place to start.
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Politics

NEWS

KEY RESOURCES

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice movements across the globe – using art, music, storytelling, on the ground projects, civic engagement and legal action to…

Earth Uprising

Earth Uprising isn’t an organization. It’s a battle cry. We are young people across the world who won’t stay silent while our future is destroyed.

EarthEcho International

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and…

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Launch an ocean startup

Their goal is to have 200 global chapters by 2018, each focused on developing advocacy campaigns targeting local elected officials, hosting community-centered impact events, and raising awareness about the common responsibility to protect our ocean.

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