I became a climate activist in 2015 after learning more about how climate change and environmental damage were affecting public health, and I wanted to do more in my community.
It's important for young people to be engaged in this movement because the catastrophic impacts of climate change will be most devastating to us and the generations to follow. But we need everyone to take some form of action for the betterment of the environment. We need everyone to call on their elected officials to speak to the corporations that they're affiliated with and hold those people in power accountable.
I strike because it's important for young people to be involved in the climate movement—especially since the impacts are happening to us.
My generation has the most to gain or lose. And we have the right to livable future.
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Activists gathered in Turin, Italy this spring for a global day of strike demanding world leaders take bold action on the climate crisis. The demonstration is one of many organized by Fridays for Future, a movement of students who strike from school every Friday. STEFANO GUIDI, Getty Images