On the Picket Line with Libby

I am a YEA! Network member and a junior at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, and as a Minneapolis Public School student I had an out-of-the-ordinary March. Minneapolis educators went on strike for the first time in 50 years, demanding smaller class sizes, mental health resources for students, increased workforce diversity, and improved wages and […]

YEA!’s Youth Climate Justice Summit; Inspiration at its Core

When you ask me to describe what it was like attending Youth Environmental Activists’ [YEA!’s] Youth Climate Justice Summit, the first word that comes to my mind is inspiring. Climate change is a harrowing matter, and often we find ourselves devoid of any hope of climate action. I attended the summit thinking the two-day virtual […]

For youth, by youth: an inside look at the Youth Climate Justice Summit

As I nervously enter the room with my Earth Club, our state representative shifts her head towards our direction. Attending the Youth Climate Justice Summit in 2019 was the first time I ever lobbied or even talked to a legislator. Yet after getting a warm welcome from her, I felt comfortable and knew why I […]