Ellie Johnston

Ellie Johnston is the Lead Now fellowship director at SustainUS, a youth-led organization that empowers U.S. youth to advance sustainable development at UN conferences and back at home. She also works at Climate Interactive, which helps global leaders and citizens explore the pathways to address our climate, energy, and sustainability challenges through simulations and systems thinking.

Climate & Energy

As global climate talks founder, young people demand real change

Delegates from around the world have convened in Qatar for the COP18 climate talks. Frustrated with the inaction, youth activists raise some hell.

Politics

The Earth Summit debacle: Why our leaders don’t have game

Predictions that the Rio summit would fail became a self-fulfilling prophesy, says one young activist. But that failure can also be a catalyst for change.

Politics

Speak up! Young people need to be heard at the Earth Summit

This is an opportunity, one youth leader says, for those energized by the street and internet democracy that has proliferated in recent years to bring their voices to the table with world leaders.

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