In this episode, we have with us the Canadian environmental and climate activist Sophia Mathur. She is 13 years old and has been an activist for five years already. She has spoken at national conferences, received national media coverage, marched in many rallies, and is even suing the Ontario government. Sophia talks about her commitment, the lawsuit, and about the role of the youth in climate activism.
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Sophia's environmental lobbying to politicians began at age seven and has taken her all the way to the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament with the organization Citizens' Climate Lobby. She embraced Greta Thunberg's call for youth climate action and was the first youth in the Americas to do Fridays for Future strikes, starting in November 2018. Sophia was proud to win the 2019 Canadian National Museum of Nature Youth Inspiration Award. She is one of seven young people taking the Ford Ontario Government to court for weakening Ontario's 2030 climate target with Ecojustice.http://www.fridaysforfuture.cahttp://www.twitter.com/sophiamathur
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