Sustainability Is Fun

Climate Action in a Digital World

Iris Zhan first learned about the climate crisis in the third grade. “When our teacher told us about climate change, it really took a toll on me,” she says. She went to school the next day ready to learn more about what could be done. But her class was already on to another subject. “We were presented with our dire situation, and that was the end of our climate education,” she says. But that wasn’t going to stop Iris from making an impact. First she educated herself on the topic; later she went on to found HoCo Climate Action, and Fridays For Future Digital (FFFD). “Everybody can play a part,” she says. “And it takes all kinds of people…It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like. If you can light the fire in somebody, that person will live an inspired life because of you.”