Youth Activists Take A Long Walk

June 11, 2021
Via Paige Green

Sonoma County in Northern California has been home to raging wildfires over the past few years, and that didn’t go unnoticed by local youth activist group Sunrise Movement. In fact, seven of the climate activists have just set out on a 266-mile march from Paradise, a town deeply impacted by wildfires, all the way to San Francisco to make their voices heard. Their aim is to pressure lawmakers, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to update our country’s policies and help with climate change.

Other climate-change activism groups plan to meet the Sonoma teen demonstrators to participate in art projects that show what a climate positive world could look like. The group is stopping off in cities along the way to build awareness on climate change and also to encourage people to think about the government’s approach to combating our climate crisis.

How long do you think it will take them to walk 266 miles?