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"Young people have always changed the rules" Xiye Bastida, a school climate campaigner, meets Mary Beth Tinker, a veteran Vietnam protester

The world-famous face of the climate strike movement, Greta Thunberg, has helped inspire others — especially girls. "When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says Xiye Bastida. Meet the 4 teen climate activists, all girls, who spoke to NPR:

The world-famous face of the climate strike movement, Greta Thunberg has helped inspire others — especially girls. "When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says Xiye Bastida. Meet the 4 teen climate activists, all girls, who spoke to NPR:

These four teenage climate activists, all girls, are juggling activism with schoolwork and personal time: Milou Albrecht in Castlemaine, AustraliaXiye Bastida in New York City Jayden Foytlin in Louisiana Scout Pronto Breslin in upstate New York

"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change

Xiye Bastida, 17, led her school in New York City's first big student climate strike last March. Along with traveling and public speaking, she and some classmates have continued to strike on Fridays ever since. "Gym is on Fridays, so I have a very low grade in gym," she notes.

In an e360 interview, student activist Xiye Bastida Patrick talks about why students are taking to the streets to demand action and how this is changing the climate conversation globally.

Xiye Bastida Patrick, a New York high school student, has become a key leader in the growing youth climate movement.

Greta Thunberg isn't the only young climate activist you need to know: Autumn Peltier, 'Little Miss Flint,' and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the environment. @i_D7 

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Autumn Peltier, Mari Copeny, and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the planet. ? #MondayMotivation 

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Greta Thunberg isn't the only young climate activist you need to know: Autumn Peltier, 'Little Miss Flint,' and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the environment. @i_D 

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Greta Thunberg isn't the only young climate activist you need to know: Autumn Peltier, 'Little Miss Flint,' and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the environment. @i_D 

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Greta Thunberg isn't the only young climate activist you need to know: Autumn Peltier, 'Little Miss Flint,' and Xiye Bastida are just a few who have been advocating for their community and the environment. @i_D7 

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Xiye Bastida'>Meet Xiye Bastida, the high school senior who is also one of the most effective voices and leaders in the youth climate movement. #FridaysForFuture 

"We don’t really want anybody who has had a voice before, throughout the 40 years of this environmental movement, to come up and say the same thing," said activist Xiye Bastida.

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