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This past Saturday I got the honor to introduce Ani DeFranco at the #ClearwaterFestival. But before I introduced her I was asked to talk about the climate movement and how we need YOUR ACTIVISM more than ever before to win this fight for our future! Also, shout out to my nonprofit @Earth_Uprising which had it's full launch this Friday. (Also thank you everyone for bearing with me while I shamelessly publicized it in my IG story haha!) At the festival we got some henna tattoos of the organizations symbol and I couldn't be happier for the community Earth Uprising is building.💚
WEEK 27 of our @unitednations #ClimateStrike in NYC. Today, indigenous elders brought ceremony and blessing to us. They said our mother is dying & painted our faces with ochre so we would be close to her. They spoke to us about how to be true activists and we were honored by their wisdom. 💚 @olivepit_ @the_new_gt @valentinaossayarrow @theo_greenfield2005 @fff.nyc @margotwillocq
What's next on Capitol Hill? A trip to Devin Nunes office, where I left my card and said I wanted to talk about climate change with you, you, you and your cow too! California's on FIRE @nunesselfietour, it's real and serious. Thank you to the California delegates from @una.usa for their support too! Great to be with the #CaliCrew! @devinnunescow - @DevinCow (On Twitter!!)
Thank you @chuckschumer and your staff for meeting with us today - I learned a lot in this meeting. It's important to talk with your representatives and then hold them accountable for their promises! @una.usa
My day on capital hill has been a dream so far. I got to sit down and have a meeting with @kirstengillibrand. Since she's running for president, it was amazing talking to a potential world leader about the #GreenNewDeal, climate policy and even @jayinslee's Evergreen Economy Plan alongside @una.usa's Exec. Director Rachel Pittman.
Suffragette white at the Global Leadership Summit at @reaganitcdc today! Thank you @una.usa for inviting @climatekristin and I to speak about intergenerational climate activism and about the youth movement. So happy I got to meet advocates from all across the USA. The youth climate movement will continue to grow because we will not be silent! #USAforUN @unitednations
Today I was honored to speak at the @unenvironment #WorldEnvironmentDay. I told them "Today is World Environment Day, and I think the most important thing for all of us to consider, is the environment we are leaving future generations. The health of our climate and environment is the foundation for our personal health, our human rights and even the health of our economy." @unitednationshumanrights @unitednations
WEEK 25 of our @unitednations #ClimateStrike in NYC! Today, an entire 4th grade class from Brooklyn showed up at the strike! #FridaysforFuture is growing and preparing for an entire summer of action. The climate crisis won't end when school is over, and neither will we! @gretathunberg @fff.nyc @fridaysforfutureusa @student_climate_action @the_new_gt @the_wild_miachka
Today, students school striked for climate all around the world demanding action from our governments and world leaders! In New York City we had thousands of students throughout the day on the streets fighting for their future. The day included a march, speeches, a citizen's arrest, and a die-in for 11 minutes to signify 11 years till climate change is irreversible. Thank you to everyone who came out today! This fight isn't over yet, we still have a long way to go for climate action. But I couldn't think about fighting for my future without all of you. 💚💚
Today my mom walked for her M.A. in Climate and Society at Columbia University! I really proud of her. My mom is a first generation college student and it took her over 20 years to get her college degree. She graduated only last year @ucdavis. She worked all the way through while raising me, my brothers and my sisters. When she applied to grad school at @columbia, she said she wouldn't get in, but I knew she would. She's not done yet, in the fall she starts her Ph.D! I Love you @climatekristin❤❤
WEEK 23 of my @unitednations #ClimateStrike in NYC! Today I protested with @olivepit_ and @the_new_gt! Special thanks to @jayinslee for joining us! Climate change is going to affect our generation the most and us youth won't stop demanding action! The next #GlobalClimateStrike is happening next Friday 5/24, at Columbus 2 PM where we will be marching to Times Square. Come join us!
Had the honor to introduce @gretathunberg yesterday with @spencer_berg_, for the Social Movement of the Year award at the @thewebbyawards! So glad I got to go with the @fff.nyc crew! ALSO, I got to meet THE @neildegrassetyson... still in awe about that part.
My mom is the most amazing woman! She is my mentor, my role model, my hero and always has my back in everything I do! #happymothersday I love you mum! ❤❤
Last night, I got the honor to give a "toastamonial" (toast+testimonial) at the @rainforestalliance annual gala which was held at the @amnh. I think one of the best parts of the night though, was getting to hang out with the dinosaurs!
New Yorkers, you ready? We are are back at it again on May 24th for the next GLOBAL climate strike! Come to Columbus Circle at 2 PM where we will march to Times Square because TIME IS UP. We are striking in solidarity with @gretathunberg and will be demanding @nycmayor declare a New York City Climate Emergency! Make sure to follow @fff.nyc for more updates!
Today I got the amazing opportunity to interview @luckytrn! Lucky, @axse, @ingridjoylyn, and @sciencemarchdc have all been an amazing ally in the youth movement. For the full video interview check out @vicereports story!
May 3rd in New York City was amazing and packed. There was a die in at City Hall, then students marched across the Brooklyn Bridge - where we had a sit in ON the bridge! We ended by rallying at Cadman Plaza Park! If you didn't participate in todays #ClimateStrike, follow @fff.nyc for updated information on the next climate strike. Save the date for May 24th, another global climate strike!