UNA-USA Members Stand Up for Climate Action

On September 21, several UNA-USA members came together in New York City to attend the UN’s first Youth Climate Action Summit to discuss innovative solutions to the climate crisis. Young people are leading the climate movement, and they are demanding that world leaders do more to combat the crisis.

Hear more from some of our members about how they’re stepping up to take climate action.

Young People Deserve a Seat at the Table

Before he was named UNA-USA’s Youth Observer to the UN, Jay’Len Boone successfully campaigned to ban plastic straws at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Now, he’s elevating the voices of young Americans at the UN, calling on world leaders to do more to tackle the crisis.


Climate Change is Severely Impacting Indigenous Communities

As a member of the Dena’ina Athabascan tribe of Alaska, UNA-USA member Ruth Miller has witnessed firsthand the devastating impacts of the climate crisis to her community.


Climate Change isn’t a Partisan Issue

UNA-USA member Jacob Abel advocates for everyone—regardless of their political affiliation—to get involved in addressing the climate crisis because it affects us all.


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