WHO WE ARE
Fridays For Future New York City (FFFNYC) is a youth climate action group fighting for a more sustainable city and a better future. We are the New York City chapter of the Fridays For Future movement which began in August of 2018 when 15-year old Greta Thunberg began striking school outside of the Swedish parliament. At first, Greta was alone but she was soon joined by others inspired by her message. The first school strike was in Europe on the 8th of September where Fridays For Future began to take its roots as a youth-led climate action group. Across the pond, New York City students heard the message of Greta and the thousands of students who struck for their future. FFFNYC began in early February 2019 with the goal of raising awareness about the climate crisis, getting NYC legislators to listen to science, and do everything in their power to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius.
WHAT WE DO
FFFNYC organizes school strikes, some members strike every Friday while others work on making major strikes more successful. We use our platform on social media to educate and inspire NYC youth to take action on the Climate Crisis while supporting those calling for climate justice. We have worked with a multitude of local organizations to uplift their messages and achieve a sustainable and equitable world.
MEET THE TEAM
Director of Operations, Website Creator & Manager
Himani is a senior at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. She is a musician, singer, debater, avid baker, and an artist. She is a firm advocate of feminism, equal opportunity for all races, LGBTQ+ rights, education for all, environmentalism, the importance of arts, and more.
Director of Content Creation
Luc is a junior at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. He is an ardent climate enthusiast, and has worked with NOAA to research complex climatic issues. He is also an advocate for racial and social equality, and in his free time he enjoys running, cooking, and playing the saxophone and piano.
Director of Marketing & External Relations
Dylan is a Junior at LaGuardia High School. He is an avid climate enthusiast as well as the world's youngest passive house consultant, and the current champion of Fine Homebuilding's Wall Assembly contest. On his free time he enjoys playing the piano, singing, studying architecture, and playing Tetris.
School Ambassador & Onboarding Director
Dorothy is a junior at Brooklyn Technical High School. Some issues that she is passionate about raising awareness on are climate change, racial inequalities, and gender inequalities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, writing, and baking.