I strike for climate actionKevin Patel18 years old, Zero Hour
I organize, protest and strike not just for future generations but for my generation as well.
I decided to become an activist because I saw that my community wasn’t getting healthy options. I don't have a choice. I don't have a choice to not be in this fight because this issue directly impacts me. I have to fight for the community and my community.
That’s what motivates me—seeing that communities are being impacted around the world by the same problems I’m seeing at home. But my biggest fear about the climate crisis is that it's too late to reverse the damage that we have caused.
That’s why we need people to act. We have the solutions already.
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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