William “Will” C.

National Youth Leadership Council
“If you have been wondering when to get involved in taking action against climate change, that time is now. We need everybody.”

Grade: Sophomore in Miami, Florida

Roots & Shoots History: Four years with Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots Group: We Are Forces of Nature

Will is an sophomore in Miami, Florida. This is his second year on the National Youth Leadership Council. His Roots & Shoots group, We Are Forces of Nature, focuses on youth climate activism, a topic he is passionate about. Will’s favorite Roots & Shoots project focused community efforts to adapt to climate change and encroaching seas by shoring up our coastlines. His group is planting mangroves and other sea plants, and meeting with Congress to gain support for climate adaptation measures, especially in poor coastal communities. Throughout his work, Will emphasizes nonpartisan discussion and looks forward to hosting more climate awareness events as a part of the NYLC. In his spare time, Will enjoys snorkeling, diving, rowing, and spending time with the sea life he loves.

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