Claire Martini works to amplify youth voices for climate justice on the Colorado Plateau as coordinator of Uplift Climate, a unique youth-led program of Grand Canyon Trust and Landscape Conservation Initative. Since Uplift’s inception in 2014, organizers have engaged hundreds of young climate leaders in multicultural conversations to build regional community and landscape-scale collaborations. She holds a B.A. in Geology from Whitman College, and is currently exploring a return home to the Pacific Northwest. “So often, we see outdoor recreation as an escape. I would like to share perspectives on recreation as a deepening, of our relationship to place, our narratives of community, and search for ways in which recreation might serve to facilitate moments of political awakening.”
Claire was selected to participate in SHIFT’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2016.
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