Greta Thunberg became a household name in 2018 after her solitary strike outside the Swedish parliament went viral. She’s since been showered with accolades and distinctions, being named the youngest Time Person of the Year in 2019 and receiving a Nobel Prize nomination the same year. Though Thunberg has succeeded Al Gore as this decade’s face of the climate crisis, she’s hardly alone in her environmental advocacy. And she’s not even an outlier given her age.
Youth activists around the world, many inspired by Thunberg, have become some of the most vocal and dedicated defenders of the planet. Though they may not have the same name recognition, these seven are making waves in the world of environmentalism, and they may very well inspire you to make a few splashes of your own.