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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 a Colombian-American writer, community organizer, activist, and public speaker living in Seattle, Washington. Her identity as a Latina Jewish lesbian drives her passion to fight for those who are oppressed and marginalized. Margolin’s love for her Pacific Northwest home fuels efforts to protect mother earth. Climate change is destroying Seattle, Margolin’s home. The oceans are acidifying, which is killing the fragile ecosystems. Margolin hardly sees seals or otters, a once common sighting in the area.

Margolin is the founder of Zero Hour, an international youth climate justice movement. Zero Hour led the very first Youth Climate March in Washington DC and 25 other cities all around the world during the summer of 2018. Margolin is also a plaintiff on Our Children's Trusts' Youth v. Gov, a Washington state lawsuit against the state of Washington for denying her generation's constitutional rights to a livable environment by continuing to make climate change worse. Youth are already dealing with the detrimental effects of climate change and as they get older, will inherit a world ridden by climate chaos.

Margolin’s frank and humorous writing has appeared on CNN, Refinery29, The Seattle Times, TeenInk, Writer’s Digest, The Guardian, and Huffington Post. Youth To Power, her debut book, is the ultimate guide to being a young activist, hitting bookstores worldwide in 2020.

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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