Age 13, England – North West
My social action began with an online petition to ban single-use plastic bottles at my school. This resulted in a pledge for the school to be single-use plastic free by mid-2019.
From there, momentum started to roll. I became an ambassador for Action for Conservation, went on Walk for Wildlife and Extinction Rebellion protests, and became a leader on the UK’s first big bio-diversity project run by young people.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, I started YouthStrike4Climate protests in my town, which started small but grew quickly.
Young people must act to save our planet. It’s now or never.