In early March, our NC HEAT Fellows joined Climate Justice Alliance for their 5th annual Climate Justice Summit. We believe that young people’s leadership needs to be at the forefront of climate justice strategy.

The Summit, like all the work of the NC Climate Justice Collective, centered the leadership of youth, indigenous peoples, people of color and frontline community members. We root our work in a cultural strategy that weaves together the 4 Rs of social transformation—Reform, Resist, Re-imagine and Re-Create...We continued to align frontline struggles against fracked gas pipelines, coal ash pollution, biogas from factory farms and biomass from deforestation.