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I’m grateful to the speakers we heard from at Friday’s climate rally for their tireless leadership on climate. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for showing up and sharing your stories. ⁣⁣If you don’t already follow them, be sure to:⁣⁣1. @quannah.rose (and her mom, @iron.jody) defender and protector of the Arctic refuge and climate activist⁣2. Esperanza Garcia, youth activist and poet⁣3. @marlowbaines, Earth Guardian Co-Youth Director, lead organizer CO Climate Strikes (and a skier since age 2)⁣4. @go_barefoot, fisherwomxn, water protector, writer and founder of @on.the.land ⁣5. @forrest_in_the_forrest , rock climber, mountaineer, outdoor enthusiast and community manager⁣6. @clare_gallagher_runs, ultra trail runner and climate activist⁣7. @climateactivist, 13-year-old youth climate activist ⁣8. @madhvi4ee, 8-year-old founder of Madhvi4EcoEthics, Plastic Pollution Coalition International Youth Ambassador⁣9. @nonookeiht_bee3eisei, artist, actress, dancer and former Miss Native American USA⁣10. @katieboue, founder of @outdooradvocacy and me, ski mountaineer and chief disruptor at @bigmountaindreamsfoundation ⁣Not pictured: @jeremyjones, founder of @protectourwinters andMicah “Big Wind” Lott, Northern Arapaho Tribal Member and activist.⁣The outdoor industry still has a ways to go to work on diversity, equity and justice, but I’m glad I could play a small part in creating a space that felt inclusive and representative.⁣How we treat people is how we treat the planet. My experiences climbing and skiing mountains have taught me that I’m not separate from nature but a part of it. And if nature is a mother, we must continue to elevate the status of all women, girls and mothers in society today. Every voice matters, and we need all hands on deck. Whether it was your first march or you’ve marched dozens of times, let’s keep the momentum going forward. Activism inspires activism and I hope we can all dig deep because we are capable of doing so much more than we could ever imagine. If you’re a climate activist that comes from a place of privilege, I recommend learning more about allyship. Photos: @ianvaso #climaterally2020

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