What were you doing at 12 years-old? I’m pretty sure I was hanging pictures of horses on my walls and wishing I had straight hair instead of curly.
There was no such triviality for Alec Loorz. At 12, he founded a nonprofit called Kids vs. Global Warming and began speaking for his generation at conferences, keynote presentations and discussion panels across the nation. In 2008, he became the youngest alumni of Al Gore’s Climate Project training program. Loorz also runs the iMatter campaign, which organizes youth marches around the globe from May 7 to May 14. Like Loorz, many of iMatter’s members are too young to vote in their countries.
Last May, Care2′s Miranda Spencer reported on then 16 year-old Loorz’ most recent battle in the fight against climate change: a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Government with violating the public trust law by favoring corporate interests over future generations’ right to a low-carbon atmosphere.
Find out the basis for the lawsuit and how youth across the country are responding to Loorz’ call to action in the below MinorityReport interview:
Image via Kids Vs. Global Warming