Never Too Small to Make a Difference

June 07, 2022

Quote of the Week

"You are never too small to make a difference." -- Greta Thunberg

Earth Day: Young Leaders Advocate For Change

"Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has become a household name, and for good reason. But she’s not the only young person lifting her voice to demand meaningful change. Around the world, young leaders are fighting to protect the wild places we love—and the future of our planet.

Following Greta’s lead, more young activists launched school strikes on behalf of climate change. Local strikes in Sweden grew and soon became an international campaign, with more than 14 million strikers calling for change in more than 7,500 cities around the globe. These Fridays for our Future strikes have redefined the world’s perception about the power of young people.

On the West Coast of the U.S., a group of kids in bright red t-shirts with determined looks on their faces storms a beach collecting trash. The result of their work over the years? More than 29,000 pounds of garbage collected by more than 8,100 volunteers. And in national parks across the country, more than 5,000 kids and teens have stepped up to sign petitions to save park lands.

These young activists have a deep connection to nature that likely, in part, helps drive their activism. Research shows that when kids spend time in nature, they learn to love the natural world and strive to protect it.  We are honored to share the inspiring voices and activism of young leaders around the world. They give us great hope for the future."

[Read About Young Climate Leaders]

Reading Corner

Title: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference: Greta Thunberg
By: Greta Thunberg
Ages: 10+

"Everything needs to change. And it has to start today"

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it. - Publisher

Be the Change

This page is filled with ideas for families to connect with nature and support the climate change movement -- choose one to do together with your family this weekend!

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