Levi Draheim

Age: 9, Hometown: Indialantic, Florida

"I work hard to protect the environment and animals near my home. I want my government to work hard to protect my future and the future of the animals and ecosystems in our country."

"You have to find the way of nature," is one of Levi's messages for the world from his beloved home of a barrier island in Florida, just 13ft above sea level. His island has been impacted by environmental issues from red algal blooms to increasing storms from climate change. After Hurricane Matthew, Levi volunteered replanting the dunes at the beach, where he also does litter clean-ups. The youngest #youthvgov plaintiff, Levi has been speaking at marches and rallies in his neighborhood to bring attention to the risk climate change poses to low-lying Florida. He is also a painter and a dreamer who is part of the lawsuit to imagine and build a better future. 

Levi being interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at the People's Climate March in Washington D.C., April 29, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Levi being interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at the People's Climate March in Washington D.C., April 29, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak