ACTIVISTS

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    MALALA YOUSAFZAI

    This is the story of Malala’s journey, from Khushal Public School to Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. A journey which made her an icon and household name in the fight for female education.

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    GRETA THUNBERG

    This portrait is about Greta Thunberg’s journey to becoming a global phenomenon and leader in the growing youth movement against climate change.

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    RIDHIMA PANDEY

    Ridhima Pandey is from Uttarakhand, India, where she has lived her whole life. In 2013, when she was only 5 years old, her region was hit by disastrous floods.

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    KALUKI PAUL MUTUKU

    Kaluki grew up in a rural village in Kenya with his three brothers and his mother. When the village’s water supply was cut off due to mismanagement, he was struck by the injustice of the situation.

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    ANISHA MÜLLER

    Anisha Müller is an artist, activist and DJ from the UK who gives empowerment workshops.

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    LEAH NAMUGERWA

    Leah was born in Uganda, where the effects of climate change are ever-present. After watching clips of mudslides and floods taking place in rural communities, Leah was inspired to take action.

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    NINA GUALINGA

    Nina was raised in the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon. But at the age of seven, she witnessed a conversation that would change her life.

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    ARTEMISA XAKRIABA

    Artemisa Xakriabá is an indigenous climate activist of the Xakriabá people. In 2019, she was 19 years old when she attended the New York Climate Action Summit.

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    VANESSA NAKATE

    Vanessa Nakate created Youth for Future Africa and the Rise Up Movement, with a particular focus on drawing attention to the destruction of the Congo rainforest.

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    ISRA HIRSI

    Isra Hirsi is an environmental activist from Minneapolis who became the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike alongside 12-year-old Denver activist Haven Coleman.

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    MARINA MELANIDIS

    Marina is a climate-actor, youth-engager, and change-maker from Richmond B.C., the Co-Director of Climate Guides and the Project Lead of Youth4Nature

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    AUTUMN PELTIER

    Autumn Peltier is an Canadian, Anishinaabe-kwe clean water advocate who is  and a member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation.

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    KEHKASHAN BASU

    Kehkashan Basu is a trail blazer who has been challenging the status quo and breaking social structures and taboos which impede the progress and rights of future generations.

 

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COOL4CLIMATE

ACTIVISTS

#COOL4Climate works alongside some of today's most influential and inspirational activists in the hopes of driving action among today's youth, future generations and readers of all ages, to affect climate change.

Each of the activists showcased here has aimed for and reached the very highest levels of their respective fields. Whether in so far as raising awareness, presenting new information, making new discoveries or creating global change, each has struggled through a landscape of barriers to achieve their goals.

We hope to present their journeys, share their stories and instill their determination, ambitions and drive into our readers.

 #COOL4climate is an initiative of OCP and the ECI