Join the children and youth of Washington state in demanding the Washington State Legislature take bold action on climate NOW! On February 19, youth from around Washington state will protect their right to a healthy future, by calling for legislation that halts all new fossil fuel infrastructure, transitions Washington State to an economy running on 100% renewables by 2028, and increases carbon sequestration in Washington’s forests and soils.
Know young people who would be interested in participating? Interested in supporting this action in Olympia or around the state? Sign up here: climate-countdown.org/youth
Statewide, All Day
Children and young adults from around Washington state call, email, and send creative messages to their legislators demanding bold action on climate now!
Olympia, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (with optional lobbying after lunch)
Youth and their allies will gather on the steps of the Washington state legislature and call for bold, science-based legislation from our elected representatives. All youth speakers, including plaintiffs from Our Children’s Trust and activists from Plant for the Planet, will call on the Washington State Legislature to protect our future and our planet. After lunch, youth will have the opportunity to visit with legislators and deliver their demands for a healthy, thriving future.
“Our future is only as protected as we ourselves make it. If the adults are not going to do it, we’ll have to do it ourselves. There isn’t time anymore to wait around.”
Athena Fain, 14 years old