Isra Hirsi

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Isra Hirsi (2003-) is a young environmental activist from Minneapolis who is the Co-founder and Co-executive Director of the US Youth Climate Strike. She has led several strikes around the U.S. with the cooperation of other young females in this country. The US Youth Climate Strike is a youth leader group that focuses on deep strikes across the country as well as the action of policy. The aim behind the strikes is to make people understand what is going on. 

Isra was inspired by Greta Thunberg’s activist work, and she has stroked many Fridays since Greta started this movement called #FridaysForFuture. 

Isra began her activist career by joining the Green club at her school and, little by little, she has done things like the ones commented above to become the activist she is now. She has been interviewed several times, she has spoken in front of hundreds of people and she has won various awards, such as the Brower Youth Award in 2019. 

In an interview with Greenpeace she was asked what she would ask the president of the U.S to do if she had the chance to talk to him, and her answer can be interpreted also as he life goal: she would ask the president to “be the champion of the actual Green New Deal”, to DO something rather than just talking and promising. Moreover, she would ask the president to focus on solutions to help stop climate change.

Isra is not going to stop her activism. She wants to see a change in the world.