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    April 19, 2019 | 10:44 AM

    Young Climate Activists To Follow On Twitter

    When did kids become so smart?

    For months they’ve been stepping out of school and charging the streets with signs at hand. Not to convince people that climate change is real. (That’s a given.) They’re marching to demand that global leaders act on climate before it’s too late

    After all, their future is on the line.

    We’re already seeing the effects of rising global temperatures – from severe heatwaves to an uptick in tropical diseases. If adults continue to stumble on solutions, the next generation will live in an even warmer and harsher planet.

    Understandably, young people are not staying silent. They’re creating a buzz for climate action – both online and offline. To keep up with the conversation, we’ve created a list of 20 young activists on Twitter.

    We’ve highlighted four of them below – but make sure to read on for the full list!

    Greta Thunberg

    At first glance, Greta Thunberg looks like a normal 15-year-old – blue sneakers, long side braids, and a chunky backpack. But let us tell you, there’s nothing ordinary about her. The young activist has inspired an entire generation to stand up for climate action. The resulting movement, Fridays for Future, has brought a much-needed sense of urgency to the conversations around climate change. Follow Greta on Twitter to see what she’s up to. (Spoiler: She was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize).
     


    Jerome Foster II

    He may be young, but Jerome Foster II is a powerful voice in the digital world. The 16-year-old is an active supporter of climate action, environmental justice, and civil rights on social media. He also co-founded The Climate Reporter, a blog where climate activists can share news, personal stories, campaigns, and events. He was part of the youth panel at our recent Atlanta Climate Reality Leadership Corps training– and we haven’t been able to look away from his Twitter feed ever since.
     


    Jamie Margolin

    Activist Jamie Margolin was shocked by the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and appalled by the inadequate response to the victims. Her anger motivated her to launch This is Zero Hour, propelling a new wave of youth climate activism across the globe. A self-proclaimed “proud Hispanic lesbian,” the 17-year-old has since become a leading voice for climate justice on Twitter. (Did we mention Jamie is a Climate Reality Leader? We’re so proud!)
     


    Leah Namugerwa

    It’s hard to ignore climate change when your country is experiencing prolonged drought, desertification, food insecurity, and economic instability. The harsh impacts of the climate crisis in Uganda have driven students to speak up for urgent change. Among them is 14-year-old organizer Leah Namugerwa, who has inspired the entire world thanks to her tweets. In her own words: “I am too young to vote but I’m not too young to make a positive difference.”
     


    Here’s the full list * of our favorite young climate activists to follow on Twitter with their bios (in no particular order – they all have a place in our hearts):

    1. Greta Thunberg

    @GretaThunberg

    16 year old climate activist with Asperger

    2. Jerome Foster II

    @JeromeFosterII

    Intern for @RepJohnLewis • Founder of The Climate Reporter @ReportOnClimate and TAU VR • #ReportOnClimate • he/him/his • Environmental Activist • DMs Open

    3. Jamie Margolin

    @Jamie_Margolin

    Founder of @thisiszerohour • author • Colombiana • #ClimateJustice Activist & Organizer • student • Future POTUS • @youthvgov • #glg

    4. Leah Namugerwa

    @NamugerwaLeah

    14 Y.O #ClimateChange activist and #FridaysForFuture striker with @Fridays4FutureU #KeepMamaAfricaGreen

    5. Oscar Alateras

    @AlaterasOscar

    Young climate activist and passionate writer

    6. Haven Coleman

    @havenruthie

    Co Executive Director of @USclimatestrike • Organizer, Activist, Speaker • 13 • She/Her • /mom

    7. Juan David Giraldo

    @JuanDav63205459

    Un día tomándome un cafecito en Quindío decidí levantarme a luchar por el país, ¡para volver a disfrutar del café colombiano con más tranquilidad!

    8. Lily Levin

    @lilylevin_

    good trouble. she/her. blm.

    9. Gav 

    @GJ_Pierce

    Young genderqueer climate activist fighting for an inhabitable future. (They/She)

    10. isra hirsi

    @israhirsi

    is your activism intersectional? || @mnhsdemocrats || @mncantwait || @mfolmn ||co exec director @usclimatestrike || she/her

    11. Sachin Thapa

    @sachinthapa050

    G R E E N I E Climate Nerd @commonh050 Environmental Justice  #SDG13 Keep Hope Alive!

    12. anna grace

    @queenbeetheag

    16yeard old youth climate activist | Friday’s for future mn | mn can’t wait | us climate strikes | climate queens co founder

    13. Alexandria Villaseñor

    @AlexandriaV2005

    13 year old #ClimateJustice Activist & Organizer. Latina. She/her. Text YOUTH to 917-310-5275. DM's open.

    14. kawika 

    @KawikaPegram

    Let’s do all we can to make the world a better place | @usclimatestrike Hawai’i State Lead | *insert rest of brag list here*

    15. Nadia Nazar

    @nadiabaltimore

    Artist & Environmentalist Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, & Art Director of @ThisIsZeroHour #ThisIsZeroHour I like blue whales she/her

    16. Robin Jullian

    @RobinJullian

    16 years old, developer and climate activist with Asperger. I'm a dreamer who work hard to save the world Co-Founder of @positron_net #FridaysForFuture

    17. zayne on climate strike

    @zaynecowie

    9 y.o. New Yorker striking for climate at NYCityHall #FridaysForFuture media inquiries: http://bit.ly/zaynecowie  (account managed by mom)

    18. Katie Hodgetts

    @KTclimate

    Environmental activist : @ukycc / Bristol youth strike @bristolys4c | Tweets about climate change, politics and general sunshine

    19. Ian Price

    @solo_syn

    I’m 11yo. I know climate change is real. I #climatestrike Fridays, since Dec 14. You adults need to stop using fossil fuels. deniers and trolls will be blocked

    20. Jean

    @jean_hinchliffe

    15 year old Australian climate activist, Lead Organiser/International Partnerships for School Strike 4 Climate Instagram- jeanlola.h @strikeclimate #stopadani

    WE CAN WIN THIS

    If there’s something that these kids have taught us it’s that together we are stronger. If you want to make a difference, join us and the millions using their voices and everyday choices to tackle the climate crisis. Sign up and we'll keep you posted on the latest developments in climate policy and how you can help.

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