Youth Role Models
Jamie Margolin (Age 20) is co-founder and co-executive director of Zero Hour, a climate action organization based in Seattle, Washington. Zero Hour promotes the voices of young people to influence climate change legislation and seeks to hold elected officials accountable for their lack of awareness of climate change. In early 2019, Jamie Margolin testified in Congress alongside climate activist Greta Thunberg to promote policies that address climate change. Learn more at the Zero Hour website.
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“We don’t have a hidden agenda. There is no money motivation. We want to breathe clean air, we want to not get killed in our schools, we want to have a planet that is livable.”
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