Local climate change leader participates in United Nations climate talks
Micah Carpenter-Lott left Riverton last week to participate in the first-ever SustainUS indigenous-led youth delegation at the annual United Nations climate negotiations in Spain. The conference is December 2nd-13th, during which Micah speaks on three different forums, and participating in a water ceremony in Madrid.
“I am apart of the Northern Arapaho tribe and grew up in Arapahoe,” Micah explained. Several people shared their wish to attend the conference and have a voice in climate change discussions. By participating in this delegation, “I will be able to speak for my people.”
Micah helped organize the first local climate summit this past spring, where a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Wind River Reservation was created. “I come from an oil and gas tribe. Everyone in Wyoming has benefitted from the fossil fuel industry. I want things better for my community than they are.”
Along with local climate change advocacy, Micah has been involved with nationwide campaigns, leadership organizations, and many others since the age of 13. They are also the first and only Native American to sit on the Fort Collins Community Advisory Committee. You can learn more about Micah by clicking here.
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