You all know us Peppersmith lot are fans of all things eco. From choosing FSC materials to removing plastic packaging in our products, we do our best to protect this planet. We understand we’re far from perfect, but we believe it’s better than standing aside and not acting.
Recently, the amazing Greta Thunberg, climate activist/leader of the Global Youth Climate Strike, and writer/climate activist George Monboit released a video detailing how we can still protect our planet and future.
The risk of climate breakdown is real. However, it’s not too late. There is a natural solution: protecting forests. Damage can still be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions. This means you can also play your part. Find out how at www.naturalclimate.solutions.
Meanwhile, here are some other less well known (but still kick ass) activists and great ways you can make an impact too.
1. Xiye Bastida
Bastida is a teenage climate activist currently based in New York City and one of the lead organizers of the Fridays For Future youth climate strike movement. Bastida was born and raised in Mexico as part of the Otomi-Toltec indigenous peoples. She sits on the administration committee of the Peoples Climate Movement, where she brings the voice of youth to existing grassroots and climate organizations.
2. Isra Hirsi
Hirsi is the 16-year old co-founder and co-executive of the US Youth Climate Strike, the organization that leads the student climate strikes. Inspired by the Flint water crisis, Isra fights for climate justice.
3. Kaluki Paul Mutuku
It is time that Kenyan leaders came clear with its citizens. We cannot be guised into such developments blindly in the name of opening traffic. Who is this expressway being build for anyway, at at whose cost? The Mwananchi bears the toll of all this.— Paul p (@KalukiPaul) October 23, 2019
All said, #HandsOffUhuruPark https://t.co/O8XR1oVyO3
Raised in Kenya by a single mother, Mutuku’s activism was inspired by the direct challenges his family (and wider community) faced from the effects of climate change.
He is now actively involved in conservation and a member of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change since 2015.
4. Holly Gillibrand
From her small town in the remote, mountainous Scottish Highlands, this 13 years old is helping to build a UK movement of children demanding more action on climate change. Holly Gillibrand is a young ambassador for Scotland: The Big Picture and a campaigner for animal welfare charity OneKind.
Follow Holly on Twitter @HollyWildChild
5. Greta Thunberg
Honoured to meet with chief Archie Waquan, Melody Lapine and councillor Calvin Waquan of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. And chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation - president of the Athabasca Tribal Council - while visiting Fort Mcmurray in Treaty 8 Territory! pic.twitter.com/LEkEZRZKOj— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 20, 2019
Arguably the most talked about climate activist at the moment. The 16-year-old Swedish activist has been striking outside of the Stockholm parliament since August 2019. Greta also founded the Fridays for Future youth climate strike movement and inspired other young climate activists all around the world.