discussing Sarah's book Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth, featuring the stories of 25 climate leaders under age 25. They've led hundreds of thousands of people in climate strikes, founded non-profits, given TED talks, and sued their governments. Platt is one of the young activists featured in the book.
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These fearless girls and young women from all over the world are standing up to demand change when no one else is.
"Girl Warriors is a wonderful introduction to fierce, creative, and compassionate activists from all over the world. If you're already on the eco-justice path, get ready to be energized. If you've wondered how to start advocating for a thriving future, get ready to be inspired and empowered."--Mary DeMocker, author of The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution
Rachel Sarah is a writer and journalist in the Bay Area. Her writing has been published in places like the Washington Post, New York Times, Parents, and Common Sense Media. She is one of the founding editors of Literary Mama and has worked to support other women writers. She shifted the focus of her writing to the climate during the devastating California wildfires of 2018. She's also the mother of two incredible daughters who are twelve years apart. Visit her online at RachelSarah.com.
Lilly Platt is an international environmental champion. She is a dedicated Youth Ambassador for Plastic Pollution Coalition, Earth.org, World Ocean Day Italy and YouthMundus Festival. This impressive 12-year-old started ‘Lilly’s Plastic Pickup’ at the age of 7. To date, Lilly has picked up close to 150,000 pieces of plastic, and she is the longest schoolstriker in the Netherlands. She started striking in September 2018 alongside her friend, Greta Thunberg. Follow her: Instagram @lillys_plastic_pickup/Twitter @lillyspickup