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Jamie Margolin      

Climate Change Activist; Author; Founder & Co-Executive Director of Youth-Led Climate Action Group "Zero Hour"

Jamie Margolin is an 18-year-old Colombian-American organizer, activist, author, public speaker, and film student. Margolin is a co-founder of the international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led Youth Climate Marches in Washington, DC and 25+ cities around the world during the summer of 2018. Zero Hour has over 200+ chapters worldwide and has been a leading organization in the climate movement. Margolin has helped lead Zero Hour in organizing marches, rallies, educational campaigns, strikes, summits, and lobby days, including the "2019 Youth Climate Summit” in Miami Florida and the Youth Climate Lobby Days on Capitol Hill both in 2018 and in 2019.

Margolin is also a plaintiff on the Our Children's Trust Youth v. Gov Washington state lawsuit, Aji P. vs. State of Washington, suing the state of Washington for denying my generation our constitutional rights to a livable environment by worsening the climate crisis.

Jamie Margolin is the author of "Youth to Power: Your Voice and How To Use It,” which serves as a guide to being a young organizer for any cause.

Margolin served as a surrogate for the Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Campaign and is now a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2020 Democratic Convention.

Speech Topics

Activism, Environment, Climate Change, Advocacy, LGBTQ+, Youth Empowerment & Motivation, and Latinx themes


Jamie Margolin of Zero Hour is the teen climate change activist you ...

Jamie Margolin, founder of Zero Hour, a group of young climate change activists, recently spoke in front of Congress alongside Greta Thunberg for Climate ...

Seattle's Jamie Margolin is 17 and a climate activist. On Wednesday ...

Jamie Margolin in some ways typifies a growing generational movement, as teenagers fearfully eye a future that scientists say will see climate-change calamities ...

Opinion | I'm Not Only Striking for the Climate - The New York Times

By Jamie Margolin. Ms. Margolin is the founder of Zero Hour. Sept. 20, 2019. 201. Children at the Climate Strike outside parliament in central London, on Friday.

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