Ania Wright '20 demands that Maine legislators work to improve climate policy at the Youth Day of Action in front of the Maine State House.Ania Wright '20 demands that Maine legislators work to improve climate policy at the Youth Day of Action in front of the Maine State House. Credit: Yoi Ashida ’20

On Earth Day, Maine Public Radio talks with youth leaders from Maine about how they are part of the global youth movement that is pushing for urgent action on climate change.

Ania Wright '20, left, Iris Fen Gillingham '22, and Anna Siegel, a seventh grader at Friends School, talk to Maine Public Radio about their new climate action group Maine Youth for Climate Justice and the growing statewide movement for action on climate change.Ania Wright '20, left, Iris Fen Gillingham '22, and Anna Siegel, a seventh grader at Friends School, talk to Maine Public Radio about their new climate action group Maine Youth for Climate Justice and the growing statewide movement for action on climate change.

Iris Fen Gillingham, freshman, College of the Atlantic; has been featured in a National Geographic documentary, spoken at rallies and written about climate and environmental justice. She is a founding member of Zero Hour.

Ania Wright, junior, College of the Atlantic; she has led protests, traveled to Poland as a delegate to the UN climate summit, and is a leading member of her college’s climate group Earth in Brackets as well as the new Maine Youth for Climate Justice group.

 Anna Siegel, 7th grader, Friends School; has helped submit a petition to the Department of Environmental Protection, is a member of 350 Maine, and organized the March 15 rally in Portland that coincided with the global School Strike for Climate. She is helping to organize the April 23 Youth Day of Action in Augusta

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