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Youth & Children’s Movements

Leadership from young activists who aren't waiting to contribute to climate justice


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    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, civic engagement and legal action to advance global solutions. See especially the Indigenous Youth Leadership Initiative.


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    Extinction Rebellion Youth US

    Extinction Rebellion Youth is “an inclusive group of youth peoples who recognize and are willing to use non-violent civil disobedience to fight for our future and save the environment.”


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    Earth Uprising

    Earth Uprising is a team of young people committed to global action on climate change. They host events and organize campaigns to raise awareness and encourage community engagement.


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    Fridays for Future

    “#FridaysForFuture is a youth-led and -organised movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”


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    Future Coalition

    Future Coalition is a national network for youth-led organizations and organizers in the US. “With a focus on supporting BIPOC young people, queer young people, and young people on the frontlines, Future Coalition works collaboratively to provide youth-led groups with the resources, tools, and support they need to create transformative change in our communities and in this country.”


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    Sunrise Movement

    “The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.” It focuses on electing leaders who support the health and well-being of all and eliminating the influence of the fossil fuel industry on politics.


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    Zero Hour

    “The mission of Zero Hour is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers” to take concrete action on climate change.


What better indicator of a failed societal situation than terrified children?
– Kristin Kusanovich
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