Upper Schooler addresses climate change in speech at Maine Legislature

Waynflete senior Quilla Flanagan-Burt  spoke outside the State House on April 23 as a representative of Maine Youth Climate Justice (MYCJ) , a group that is working to get youth more involved in environmental issues and the related political process. Quilla’s speech focused on climate justice and the transition to a green, sustainable economy in Maine.

“I got in touch with MYCJ following the Portland student climate protests in March,” she said. “I wanted to be more active in the climate justice movement. One of the things I touched on in my speech was how passive opposition to big issues can actually contribute to problem.”

Following her speech, Quilla engaged in lobbying efforts with local legislators.

Watch a video of Quilla’s speech