There are millions and millions of teens thinking the same things about the planet and our future:

What can we do to start making waves in this rising ocean we are swimming in? How do we get the attention of the planet’s decision-makers?

As more and more teens realize that we’re the ones who’ll be around when the consequences of climate change happen, more of us are demanding a say and I think a big part of that is the way activists and leaders have brought us together and made us feel like our voices matter.

Protests, extreme-ness, mass movements… We’re doing it all this week. Art gets political, politics get arty..and crazy… and I was lucky enough to talk to so many activists and students and student activists who really inspired me. Hopefully, by the end of this episode, we’ll understand both sides of the situation better…The people who want change and the people who are really afraid of it. We may not agree, but we all have to share the planet so… I guess we’ll have to figure it out.

This episode features conversations with:

Varsha Yajman

Varsha is one of thousands of Australian students who have rallied around the nation this year, as part of the global movement for climate action started by 16-year-old Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. She’s kind of like a “Greta from down under”; the main point of her role in this movement is to put pressure on Australia’s politicians, big businesses and corporations to take action.

Instagram: @varsha.yajman | @schoolstrikeforclimate

Brianna Aspinal

Brianna is the founder of Carbon Conservations TO, an initiative that provides a safe space for people to express concerns about climate change while gaining tools and resources to help reduce your carbon footprint.