Above is author Arjun Marwaha preparing to embark on the journey
It’s been quite a ride. The California Climate Expedition's ride from June 8th-22nd was unbelievable. 500 miles of biking from San Francisco to LA and $4,000 raised for one main cause: awareness and research for climate change. Huge thank you to the amazing Eric from OnePulse organization and lead professor Alex Hall from UCLA's climate department for partnering together to make this memorable experience possible. As the youngest rider, Arjun had no clue what to expect. Within the span of a few rides, he forged powerful bonds with fellow riders. Feeling grateful after the amazing experience, he advises everyone to follow their passion: get involved and surround yourself with positivity!
Arjun Marwaha stands in front of his middle school's library, which features his book for Earth Day
It was an amazing moment for Arjun when his book was featured in the library window of his elementary and middle school. Big thank you to his middle school librarian Mrs. Harmon for this honor. Arjun was truly delighted to be invited to give a climate change talk to the very young ones on Earth Day. They were curious, attentive and a very good audience that will help guide the reigns of our future. Arjun is very excited for more upcoming opportunities to speak to the youth and engage them in the climate discussion early on. One thing is for sure: the climate change momentum must continue!
Author Arjun Marwaha presents his book Our Changing Earth: Why Climate Change Matters to Young People to climate change advocate Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. It was truly an honor to meet someone who can invoke powerful change in our society. He hopes to continue to spread climate change awareness among not only youth but also among our leaders who can implement climate policies.
Arjun Marwaha stands among the youth demonstrators in the March 15 Youth Climate Strike at Los Angeles City Hall .
On March 15, school students in 957 locations around 82 countries will rise up and strike for a safe climate. Inspired by a Swedish teenager, this is the first worldwide strike in favor of pro-climate regulations. This is sure to speak volumes about needed regulations (i.e. emission cuts) as we move into the future. As an American, we can finally begin what is likely to be a long series of protests to eventually cut our carbon emissions. The youth is counting on action by the government; we must be the driving force of this change. Ask around to find if there are any strikes occurring in your community, and get involved!
Learn more about the global youth strike here on CNN!