Emily is a young Latina woman Fresno, California. Climate change influenced her grandparents to migrate north to California from Mexico. Emily explains that because of their work in California’s fields, the Latino immigrant community directly feels the impacts of climate change. However, Latinos are often not approached about solving climate change.
Emily wanted to know what a student can do to stop climate change. She found a place in her local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) which allows people of all ages, including students, to help the environment. With CCL, Emily works to build support with her members of Congress for a climate solution called the Energy Innovation Act that will also help low and middle income Americans.
Emily is headed to Stanford University as a first generation student where she’ll study the issues she’s passionate about, including climate change. Emily says, ‘You don’t have to do a huge project or contribution to climate change to be involved. Just having conversations is so important...just saying, ‘You know what? I’m a climate advocate.’
Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby: citizensclimatelobby.org
Learn more about the Energy Innovation Act: energyinnovationact.org