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Haven Coleman

Environmental and Social Justice Activist
Haven Coleman, a young environmental and social justice activist, inspires youth to fight for the world they want to live in. Her activism journey began at 10 when she learned of the devastating role that climate change plays in the life of her favorite animal, the sloth. Coleman has helped shape the conversation in Colorado around air quality, climate change urgency, coal plant retirement, renewable energy, and gun violence.

She loves facing her elected officials at town halls and city council meetings, tweeting them, emailing them and rallying others in her community to do the same. This enthusiasm for engaging her representative, senator and city council members has been featured in Mother Jones multiple times, as well as numerous other national and local media outlets. She is highlighted in both the book and movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, as well as the most recent taping of 24 Hours of Reality.

Coleman speaks to schools throughout the U.S. with support from Climate Reality Project. In only a year’s time, her passion for justice has evolved rapidly and organically with help from the seasoned leaders in her state. Local chapters of 350.org, Sierra Club and Citizens Climate Lobby have been instrumental in helping shape her engagement and activism. Most recently, Coleman was elected to the founding board of Never Again-CO, helping to organize Denver’s March for Our Lives.