Autumn Peltier, ‘Little Miss Flint,’ and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the environment.
Over the past year, Greta Thunberg has turned her one-woman strike into a massive global movement and become the face of her generation’s fight against climate change. This week, the 16-year-old gave an impassioned speech at the UN Climate Action Summit about the decaying state of our Earth. She advanced her very public fight to save the planet by warning leaders that we are in the early stages of a mass extinction.
But, Greta isn’t the only young person speaking out about climate justice and the environment. Here are three activists of color who are also doing important work to save the planet.