Jamie Margolin is a climate change activist in Seattle, Washington.
She is Colombian-American who identifies as Jewish and lesbian which allows her to have a unique perspective on climate and social issues in America.
Margolin often uses writing as a platform to educate more people about the climate crisis at hand.
In 2017, when she was 15, Margolin founded the youth climate action organization Zero Hour with Nadia Nazar.
She serves as the co-executive director of the organization.
She started Zero Hour after two catalysts - the response she saw with Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the destruction there and how difficult it was to breathe in Seattle after there were Canadian wildfires.
She is also a plaintiff in the Aji P.
Washington case, suing the state of Washington for their inaction against climate change on the basis of a stable climate being a human right.
Her writing about climate change has appeared in many publications including HuffPost, Teen Ink and CNN.
She was part of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 class of 2018.
In 2018, she was also named as one of People Magazine's 25 Women Changing the World.
Margolin is a member of the Junior State of America.In September 2019, Margolin was part of a youth group that sued Governor Jay Inslee and the State of Washington over greenhouse-gas emissions in the state.
Following this lawsuit, she was asked to testify against them as part of a panel called "Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis", where teenagers involved in climate change were able to make their case.
The youth in this lawsuit were concerned with the Washington Governments lack of action surrounding climate change, implying that they are denying the younger generation a constitutional right to a liveable environment without these environmental issues they are facing.