The state of the planet can be very scary, yet there are some impressive role models out there.
1. Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo is a celebrity teen leading by example having learned about how fast fashion & synthetic clothing are damaging the planet, the celebrity musician & actress speaks & acts out!
In past interviews, Olivia shared that: “When I was 13 or 14, I watched this documentary called The True Cost and it’s all about the environmental implications of fast fashion and also the humanitarian implications of fast fashion, which is really interesting too… something that I had never really realized up until that point.”
And she has been real about her journey, admitting: “I was a big shopaholic. Anytime I was feeling sad I would just buy clothes that I wouldn’t even wear. I would wear them once and throw them away, and I didn’t really realize that those actions have consequences,”
Now Olivia is known to seek out more planet friendly fashion choices like thrift, vintage, sustainable & recycled. The creator of Olivia Rodrigo Closet on Instagram put it well: “Olivia has a great amount of thrifted and vintage items in her personal wardrobe, but where I think she especially shines is in her effort to use sustainable clothes”
Not only do we luv Olivia’s music + acting, but also her eco fashion choices!!
Olivia Rodrigo is an inspirational teens leading by example to help save the planet
~OLIVIA RODRIGO & SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING~
Can you guess who our next planet & environmental role model is? She has:
Stopped flying & eating meat for the climate & our planet
3 Nobel peace prize nominations while still a teenager
Named Time Magazine’s person of the YEAR 2019
At age 15 held a 1 person protest with sign: “School Strike for Climate” which inspired +20,000 global youth to skip school & join in protest
Names her Asperger syndrome as her superpower to speak truth & focus on climate
Started & leads Fridays For Future which has grown across 185 countries & has organized ~7.6 MILLION people to strikes
2. Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, that’s who of course. A single teenager with struggles of her own, focused in & is dedicating her actions & voice to saving our planet and the environment. She is such an inspiration & proof that you can move mountains with focus & dedication. An easy action you can take is following Fridays For Future & joining in protest.
Check out this article if you’d like to read more about the Amazing Greta Thunberg
~GRETA THUNBERG & PROTESTING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE~
3. Billy Eilish
Billy Eilish is another major planet & environmental supporter that has used her platform, voice & actions to help the planet. She is a vegan, promotes environmental groups, and speaks to awareness/action in her songs, interviews and promos. She gave away free tickets to people who ‘took action for a more sustainable world’ & is leading in sustainable touring.
The Billy Eilish 2022 “Happier Than Ever” world tour will have plant-based food concessions, manage food waste, avoid single use plastics, offset emissions, focus on sustainable merch & have ‘eco-villages’ at each show to educate/inspire sustainability.
Billy supports Greta’s Fridays For Future as well as climate groups like Greenpeace & Global Citizen. Lets join her in taking action with these groups & in our day to day choices!
~BILLY EILISH & PLANET FRIENDLY EATING & TOURING~
4. Amanda Gormon
By now we all know the impressive force that is Amanda Gorman, the 1st ever American youth poet laureate.
She is using the power of her words through her poem EARTHRISE and inspiring people across the world to help save the planet. By speaking up and making people listen to the urgent needs of our earth, she is raising awareness around the climate crisis.
Amanda Gormon has become a well known celebrity & supporter of environmentalists. This snip from EARTHRISE can inspire us all:
“Where despite disparities
We all care to protect this world,
This riddled blue marble, this little true marvel
To muster the verve and the nerve
To see how we can serve
Our planet. You don’t need to be a politician
To make it your mission to conserve, to protect,
To preserve that one and only home
That is ours,
To use your unique power
To give next generations the planet they deserve.
We are demonstrating, creating, advocating
We heed this inconvenient truth, because we need to be anything but lenient
With the future of our youth.”
Full poem here: Amanda Gormon’s Poem: EARTHRISE
~AMANDA GORMON & SPEAKING UP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL / PLANET ACTION~
U4Us purpose is fostering a community to support and inspire. And the reason U4U wants to support and inspire you is so that YOU will go out into the world and make a positive difference in your family, school, community, state, country & world! As a teen now & on into your future you can make a huge positive impact. What, how, when…. Think about it, write it down, make a plan, get involved, spread your voice. The world needs you.