Facing extinction

I strike for
climate action

Kevin Patel
18, climate and environmental justice activist

I organize, protest and strike not just for future generations but for my generation as well.

I decided to become an activist because I saw that my community wasn’t getting healthy options. I don't have a choice. I don't have a choice to not be in this fight because this issue directly impacts me. I have to fight for the community and my community.

That’s what motivates me—seeing that communities are being impacted around the world by the same problems I’m seeing at home. But my biggest fear about the climate crisis is that it's too late to reverse the damage that we have caused.

That’s why we need people to act. We have the solutions already.