On International Women's Day, we are celebrating young female environmentalist. These young women are looking to change the world. We want to celebrate those who are looking to make changes and the Earth a better place for all living things. It is important for the younger generation to understand that they can make a big difference in the fight against climate change.
Licypriya Kanguajam is a 10 year old climate activist in India protesting against India’s poor air quality. She started at 6 years old attending conferences with her dad and at 8 established Child Movement, an organization to raise awareness and tackle climate change and natural disasters. Licypriya constantly campaigns for new laws to help address the poor air quality in India.
Xiye Bastida is a teenager born in Mexico and moved to New York to see the same climate change issues she had experienced in Mexico. She has lived by her indigenous Otomi Mexican belief ,”if you take care of the Earth it will take care of you.” Xiye as a 17 is one of the strongest, most effective voices in the youth climate movement as a leader for Fridays for Future, she organized a 600 student strike at her NYC high school, and is a student organizer for The Global Climate Strike.
Mikalah Bailey is the Director of Brand Influencer Partnerships for Black Girl Environmentalist. She focuses on making living eco-friendly and fighting the “green” fight part of the culture. She knows that science, politics, and environmental justice won’t reach everyone, so she brings the green message to brand influencers to influence the new generation of leaders.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist who has received worldwide recognition for her efforts to fight climate change. Launching Fridays for Future, she influenced students worldwide to skip school to organize and protest climate change. She has met with global leaders and spoken as assemblies to demand climate solutions from leaders and lawmakers. She has also influenced a generation of youth climate activism worldwide.