Vic Barrett

Vic Barrett is an American climate activist and a plaintiff in Juliana v. United States and appeared in a documentary about the case, Youth v. Gov. After experiencing Hurricane Sandy, Barrett joined the nonprofit Global Kids when he was 14. Barrett then became a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education and spoke at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris in 2015, at the age of 15. Barrett was among 400,000 participants in the People’s Climate March in NYC and delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in support of sustainable development goals. Vic has spoken at the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum, the United Nations, Friends Seminary, Yale University, Boston College, University of Wisconsin, Madison, on the Generator Series w/ Ilana Glazer, as well as keynoting at the Wired25 and Planet Home conferences in San Francisco. He has also presented before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. Nominated for a Pritzker Award from the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in 2020, he is currently a network organizer for the Power Shift Network, Barrett has spoken about the power of storytelling in engaging people in activism.