How a teen turned her passion for science into fighting climate change

Naila Moloo talks green technology, science communication and the vital importance of mentorship for youth

Why It Matters

Young people today confronted with the looming climate crisis are spearheading initiatives to combat it. It is especially important now for the social impact world to be aware of what Gen Z change leaders are up to, as they are the next generation who will take up the fight against global warming.

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According to a 2022 public opinion poll by Deloitte, fighting climate change is a top priority for the majority of Canadian youth. Many members of Gen Z born after 1996 are fed up with the inaction of leaders and are taking matters into their own hands.
This is the case of Naila Moloo, a 17 year old grade eleven high school student from Ottawa, unceded Anishinaabe Algonquin territory, who decided to take action upon learning about the extent of the climate crisis as a child. Her work has already netted her many accolades, including being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and the Emer

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