Haven Coleman is 13 years old and co-executive director of the US Youth Climate Strike. She is an organiser, activist and speaker. ‘We all need to take steps to stop the climate crisis, because this is not only something that people in the future have to deal with, it is something that millions and millions of people are dealing with right now,’ said Haven.
These students passionately believe we have a level of personal responsibility to stop the climate crisis. ‘[It] affects everyone regardless of their age, size, status, nationality and sex, therefore, it’s everyone's responsibility to combat climate change,’ said Hilda.
Holly advocates the widespread demonstrations because ‘the climate and ecological emergency is such an important crisis that we all need to do whatever we can, whether that's protesting, speaking out or making changes to your personal lifestyle.’
Noga agrees: ‘The fear of not having a safe future, the anger at a failed and broken system, and the seemingly incessant excuses of inactive politicians and leaders have spurred on children around the world to take action, myself included.’