Photo:Bashir Aden

Photo:Bashir Aden

News Reel

June 18, 2019 - People: Kids Suing the U.S. Government to Take Action Against Climate Change: It's a '911' Situation

June 4, 2019 - New York Times: Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government

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

December 10, 2018 - The Hill: Protesters disrupt US fossil fuels promotional event: 'Keep it in the ground'

December 10, 2018 - Grist: Team Trump promoted coal at the U.N. climate talks. Young activists busted it up.

December 10, 2018 - Reuters: Protesters disrupt U.S. fossil fuel event at climate talks

September 20, 2018: Young people aren’t waiting for permission to lead the reGeneration - Impact Alpha

March 19, 2018: Young Futurists 2018: These Are the Leaders This Country So Desperately Needs - The Root

October 24, 2017: What It's Like To Be A Teen Who Sues The Government Over Climate Change - OPB

October 24, 2017: For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change

April 28, 2017: Meet Teen Vogue’s Water Warriors - Teen Vogue

May 10, 2016: In Novel Tactic on Climate Change, Citizens Sue Their Governments - New York Times

April 22, 2016: These Amazing Teen Girls Are Leading The Charge Against Global Climate Change - Refinery29

April 14, 2016: Landmark Climate Lawsuit: Meet the Youth Activists Suing the U.S. Government & Fossil Fuel Industry - Democracy Now!

April 9, 2016: Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward - Associated Press

December 12, 2015: COP21: The teen suing Obama over climate change - BBC

November 10, 2015: Meet One of the Teens Suing the Federal Government Over Global Warming - Vice

Vic Barrett

Age: 20, Hometown: White Plains, NY

"Climate change isn't just about temperatures and weather, it's about people. Our earth will be here for millennia, it's up to us to decide if humanity will be too."

Vic is from low-lying land in New York, which is threatened by rising sea levels and more frequent storm surges, and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of Hurricane Sandy, when his home lost power and his school and local transport shut down. Vic is a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, and traveled to Paris to attend and speak at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change. After marching in solidarity with more than 400,000 people at the People’s Climate March in New York City, he organized his peers in local frontline climate campaigns, met with the Minister of Environment and Energy for the Maldives, and met with former U.S. astronaut, Kathryn D. Sullivan, who now serves as the Administrator for NOAA. He spoke at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. He cares deeply about climate change, justice, and human rights, especially regarding the ways climate change affects young people like him.

Victoria speaks outside the U.S. Federal Court in Eugene, OR. Photo:  -amw, Flickr

Victoria speaks outside the U.S. Federal Court in Eugene, OR. Photo: -amw, Flickr