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The next generation of climate activists won’t be underestimated

September 25, 2019

“Today’s youth does not have the luxury to have a childhood anymore,” says Ciara Lonergan of Earth Uprising, another youth climate organization involved in the Global Climate Strike. “Older generations forced us into giving that away by destroying our planet. But if we strike now, if we work to undo the damage done by those before us, then maybe we can restore that luxury for the generations that follow us.”

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Why Teen Climate Activist Alexandria Villaseñor Is Suing the World For Violating Her Rights

September 23, 2019

In the wake of last year’s coal-fueled climate talks in Poland, Alexandria Villaseñor began a solitary protest in front of the United Nations. She was following in the footsteps of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, and their solitary strikes quickly built one of the most prolific climate movements in the world as students have repeatedly gone on strike around the world.

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Wendy’s DC Climate Strike Rally

September 21, 2019

This is a short video of Wendy Gao's, Earth Uprising's Finance Coordinator, speech at the September 20th strike in Washington DC.

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Youth marches for climate action draw millions around the world

September 20, 2019

In cities across the globe on Friday, protesters took to the streets to demand action on climate change. The demonstrations, easily the largest to focus on climate, represent a movement driven largely by young people -- many of whom left school to join the walkout. William Brangham spoke to several participants about their mission to reduce fossil fuel emissions and how they plan to execute it.

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New York’s Original Teen-Age Climate Striker Welcomes a Global Movement

September 20, 2019

On Friday morning, Alexandria Villaseñor, who, at fourteen years old, is one of the youngest organizers of the global climate strike, took the subway from Grand Central to Foley Square, in downtown Manhattan. This would be her forty-first week in a row of climate-striking. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, who had first skipped school to strike outside the Swedish Parliament, in August, 2018, Villaseñor had been demonstrating every Friday outside the United Nations since December 14th.

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Teens call for ‘climate action’ at California Capitol

September 20, 2019

More than 1,200 people rallied at the California state capitol building Friday calling for lawmakers to act on climate change, as part of a global day to bring attention to the issue. The rally was a part of the “Global Climate Strike,” which brought out millions of students world-wide for the issue.

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I’m 13 and joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday. Here’s why you should, too

September 18, 2019

When I am 25, I would like to live in an apartment in a city, own a pet beagle and spend copious amounts of time in coffee shops and used book stores. By this time, I’d also like to be closer to my dream of running for public office. But, most importantly, by the time I’m 25, I hope that the climate crisis hasn’t killed me.

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16-yr-old from Chicago explains why he is joining the Climate Strike

September 17, 2019

Ever since I was little, I loved the environment and the planet and was always searching for ways to learn more and express my passion and desire to help fix issues like pollution and deforestation. But as I started learning about climate change, I knew I couldn’t stand and watch while my planet was being destroyed.

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This Entire Week Has Been Incredibly Depressing. But Then Today in New York I Saw a Young Woman Give People Hope.

September 6, 2019

Outside the United Nations headquarters in New York, a group of about 25 students braced themselves against strong winds from Hurricane Dorian on Friday. Ranging in age from elementary to college students, they held signs that read “As the oceans rise, so will we” and “GREED KILLS,” and chanted, “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible.” These student-led strikes have been going on in New York every Friday for 39 weeks and are known as Fridays for Future.

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Meet the young Climate Strikers planning to protest on America’s capital

August 22, 2019

Earth Uprising is another national organization that has entered the scene this summer, founded by award-winning climate activist Alexandria Villasenor. Wendy Gao, the D.C. chapter lead, spoke to Climate Tracker about her group’s involvement in preparing for September 20th. “I don’t think the public really sees [what goes on behind the scenes],” Gao said, before proceeding to name some common issues of contention during the preparation process.

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