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EarthDay 2023

Youth for Climate Justice and UCSC Climate Coalition worked together to create Youth Earth day.

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Earth Day 23 Mission Statement

Great new Short video 

Feb 20, 2022 – Youth Transit Legislation in Process

Assemblyman Holden has introduced a bill to authorize and fund FREE BUS PASSES for under 25 yr olds – AB 1919. As of June 3, 2022 it has passed the assembly and been sent to senate committees.

Group Support letter – insert logo at the top and name and organization at the bottom

(First submission already made 3/28/22)

Individual Support Link – everyone can sign this

Here is the current bill text – possible financing amendments coming. Here’s the fact sheet:

This bill will help revitalize public transit as it recovers from the pandemic and will help address equity in transportation. Of course it will help with GreenHouse Gas reduction and Climate change.

Senator Skinner also has a bill to help fund school buses SB 878

October 29th Climate Justice Walkout – video

Flyer for event

More details at this page October 29, 2021

Sep 24 Earth on Fire Event

On Sep 24, 2021 Several other groups joined Youth for Climate Justice for a school walkout and bank shutdown. Lots more photos here

Sep 24 Strike/Bank Protest

Please join us at any stage of this event

May 2 – Meet up planned

May 2, Sunday , 2pm, Laurel Park – behind Louden Nelson

Bring your own water bottle and a blanket to sit on. We’ll bring coffee and treats.

Youth for Climate Justice New Members Meeting RSVP

Current actions include:

  • Working with legislators to get free bus passes for youth
  • Working with City schools administration for a carbon free school plan

Raising a Banner of Global Concern

Youth for Climate Justice responded to a call for action from Fridays for theFuture by dropping six banners at various locations around downtown Santa Cruz. The largest was attached to the River St sign and was on the front page of the Santa cruz Sentinel Dec 11, 2020 – above under the headline:

All six signs are show below

The good news is, we can still fight climate change.

Our generation has to fight because we don’t want a future where, “ we have to decide which mask to wear for which disaster, but that is the world we are making”.  Here is what you can do to help.

  • Join a climate activism group  
  • Write to your representatives, and get involved with local climate related issues
  • Work to elect officials who will work for climate change. Register to vote, educate the adults in your life.
  • Educate yourself so you can educate others. Reshare information and raise your voice
  • Bike, walk or use public transportation (if you have to, carpool)
  • Boycott fast fashion and shop local
  • Eat smart, stop eating beef; beef is the biggest agricultural contributor to climate change
  • Convince your parents to get solar (Grid Alternatives has low-income solar programs, & more.)
  • Waste less stuff – especially food – composting is good but just using what you buy is better. 


Webpage by a local youth concerned about Climate Change


Youth for Climate Justice streamed 2 live EARTH DAY events Apr 2020

1. 1:30pm Mostly young people including videos, music and poetry Facebook video

2. 7pm included young people and other community supporters Facebook video


Shelter in Place Art Project – April 2020

Santa Cruz Youth Climate Event March 15, 2019

Excellent event with great speakers organization and turnout!

This event is in response to the United Nations October 2018 climate warning which asserts that we must make dramatic societal changes within the next 12 years to prevent ever worsening climate catastrophes from becoming unstoppable. Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the Zero  Movement, tens of thousands of children around the world have been striking in defense of their future every Friday afternoon. Over 100,000 children took to the streets last week, in England alone.