Photo: Robin Loznak

Photo: Robin Loznak

News Reel

March 21, 2019 - Vogue: Do Americans Have a Constitutional Right to a Livable Planet? Meet the 21 Young People Who Say They Do

March 6, 2019 - O Magazine: 7 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Right Now

March 2, 2019 - CBS News: The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels

November 12, 2018 - City Club of Eugene: Report From Our Children's Trust Climate Trial - KLCC

October 29, 2018 - MEET THE KIDS TRYING TO PUT THE GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR ITS CLIMATE POLICIES - Pacific Standard

September 23, 2018 - I’m suing the U.S. government for causing the climate change crisis #YouthVGov - boingboing

September 24, 2018 - Meet the Young Climate ‘Warriors’ of Eugene Oregon - OPB

September 17, 2018 - Meet Eugene’s young climate ‘warriors’ - The Register Guard

June 4, 2018 - Two UO students among 21 plaintiffs suing government over carbon dioxide emissions, will have court date Oct. 29 - Daily Emerald

March 16, 2018 - Good Law | Bad Law: Is this the biggest lawsuit on the planet?

April 30, 2017: Kids take over Supreme Court steps - CNN

April 22, 2017: 8 Young Environmentalists Working to Save Earth - Teen Vogue

April 11, 2017: Youth As Solutionaries: Active Hope Against Climate Catastophe - TEDxSalem

April 15, 2016: Kids versus Fossil Fuels: A Chat with a Teenage Activist - Scientific American

Sept 25, 2014: While Her Peers Stand Idle, This Teen Activist Fights for the Earth - NationSwell

Sept 19, 2014: Kelsey Juliana on Climate Change: The Next Generation - Bill Moyers

Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana

Age: 23, Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

"I believe that climate change is the most pressing issue my generation will ever face, indeed that the world has ever faced. This is an environmental issue and it is also a human rights issue."

Kelsey of Eugene, Oregon, has engaged in climate activism since age 10. When she was 15 she co-filed a lawsuit, with the support of nonprofit Our Children's Trust, against the Oregon State Governor, asking for a climate emissions reduction plan and to protect the atmosphere under the public trust doctrine. By 16, Kelsey was a trainer and organizer for the Sierra Student Coalition’s organizing camp. At age 18 Kelsey participated in the Great March for Climate Action, marching 1,600 miles from Nebraska to Washington, D.C. urging climate action from world leaders...us! In 2015, at 19, she submitted a Constitutional Climate Change lawsuit alongside 20 other youth against the United States Government. She has represented #youthvgov work of Our Children’s Trust at film festivals, classrooms, rallies, conferences, and throughout the US and internationally. Her background also includes work with iMatter, 350.org, Greenpeace, and Earth Guardians, and she was recently recognized as an addition to the collection of American's Who Tell The Truth. Kelsey is an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon in Eugene and aspires to be a teacher.

Kelsey speaks outside the US Supreme Court, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Kelsey speaks outside the US Supreme Court, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak