Confront the Climate Crisis is a grassroots organization of high school students fighting for climate justice in Indiana. We were launched on September 25, 2020 by West Lafayette Climate. Today, we engage over 150 students from communities across Indiana, including Greater Lafayette, Evansville, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Carmel, Alexandria, and Kokomo. By bringing youth to the forefront of state politics, we know that we can create the change that we need to see to protect Indiana’s future.
We believe that the climate crisis must be treated as the crisis it is by the state of Indiana. Despite many powerful and passionate student-led events, we have seen little action from our state legislators. We have had enough. We demand that the Indiana General Assembly acknowledge the problem of unprecedented climate change and create a plan to systematically deal with climate change and other environmental injustices.
We have the power to confront the climate crisis—and that is what we will do.