See the Best Signs From the Youth Climate March

07.23.18
At the Zero Hour Youth Climate March on July 21, 2018. (Photo by TheNationReport.org)

Last weekend, like many other weekends this year, was filled with youth activism. Hundreds of young people gathered in Washington, D.C. on a rainy Saturday for the Youth Climate March, planned by the youth-led climate group Zero Hour.

Ahead of the July 21 march, which also included planned marches in 14 other cities, we sat down with 18-year-old Zanagee Artis, a founding member of Zero Hour. Artis talked about how important this kind of activism is to getting young people involved in environmental policy.

“My first time voting will be this year but most of our team doesn’t have the opportunity, so they can’t influence elections in that way,” Artis told Youth Radio. “Also, these are the people that are going to live with the effects of climate change. The people who will bear the brunt of the impact of any issues relating to climate change.”

Hundreds of students echoed Artis’ concerns at marches around the country, where the day was filled with rallies and speeches by activists as young as 7.

We’ve compiled some of the best signs marchers carried as they rallied for climate and environmental justice.

??✨#thisiszerohour ✨??#climatechangeisreal #youthclimatemarch

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youth climate march 2018 #zerohour

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Reminder that Flint doesn’t have clean water #ZeroHour

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Across the pond, Londoners also marched.

At least one superhero showed up at the Denver, Colorado march.

And people of all ages marched in New York and Seattle.

#youthactivism #thisiszerohour #youthclimatemarch #werise #vote #standup #saveourplanet

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And at least one young person took it a step further by recycling a sign from a previous march.

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