climate change, zero hour, youth movement
EcoJustice Radio

EcoJustice Radio – This is Zero Hour – Episode 21


Young people are mobilizing on climate change as the generation that will inherit its various outcomes and crises. They organized a national day of action called “This is Zero Hour” which seeks to amplify young voices who are working on environmental issues in their communities. Episode Hosted by Mark Morris with guests Arielle Cohen, Gavin Pierce, and Ryanne Mena.

The idea for a youth climate march arose after many of the local March For Our Lives organizers in Los Angeles were discussing ways that students could get active on climate. Arielle Cohen got in touch with the national This is Zero Hour organizers and initiated a sister march in Los Angeles. She discusses what the process was like, and what the next steps are, while Gavin – with SoCal 350 Climate Action – discusses how the organization got involved, and the significance of intersectional narratives on environmentalism. Ryanne Mena, a student journalist, covers how media and storytelling plays a role in getting young people active on climate change. Together, the episode focuses on a multi-faceted approach to the climate crisis led by young people.

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