Shaima Shamdeen


This Boot Camp Trains Young People To Fight Plastic Pollution

Youth activists ages 11 to 18 help educate their communities about how to curb an environmental crisis.

Hrilina Ramrakhiani and other participants take part in an activity called “Love Letters to the Sea." Photo by Emy Kane/Lonely Whale.

The impact of young people’s activism has not gone unnoticed. From 16-year-old Jamie Margolin leading to July 21’s Zero Hour youth climate marches in Washington, D.C., to the lawsuit Juliana v. United States filed on behalf of 21 youths suing the government for failing to address climate change — youth are leading the way on climate action.

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