Climate change is the single biggest threat to our future, and the young people of Los Angeles are on the frontlines, stepping into leadership roles today. To continue to cultivate that leadership, the Mayor’s Youth Council on Climate Action formalizes a leadership role for youth in city government to drive action and advocacy on climate change.

The Council will develop plans and objectives for the year to help drive ambitious climate action, raise awareness, and engage Angelenos on the solutions. Members of the Council will have the opportunity to learn, inform, and take initiative on a number of climate-related topics throughout the year. The Council will also engage with counterparts across the world and serve as a model for collaboration in the global effort to combat the climate emergency.

Meetings will take place once per month during the school year with a few additional offsite visits/virtual engagements.  These meetings will take place via Zoom until we can safely meet in person.  By the end of the school year, Youth Council members will have gained knowledge about current climate action efforts and kicked off a coordinated campaign with the Mayor’s Office to address climate change and inspire others to join.

Please fill out this form to apply, and if you have questions, feel free to contact Victoria Simon at the Mayor’s Office at

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