WHO WE ARE

Fridays For Future New York City (FFFNYC) is a youth climate action group fighting for a more sustainable city and a better future. We are the New York City chapter of the Fridays For Future movement which began in August of 2018 when 15-year old Greta Thunberg began striking school outside of the Swedish parliament. At first, Greta was alone but she was soon joined by others inspired by her message. The first school strike was in Europe on the 8th of September where Fridays For Future began to take its roots as a youth-led climate action group. Across the pond, New York City students heard the message of Greta and the thousands of students who struck for their future. FFFNYC began in early February 2019 with the goal of raising awareness about the climate crisis, getting NYC legislators to listen to science, and do everything in their power to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. 

WHAT WE DO

FFFNYC organizes school strikes, some members strike every Friday while others work on making major strikes more successful. We use our platform on social media to educate and inspire NYC youth to take action on the Climate Crisis while supporting those calling for climate justice. We have worked with a multitude of local organizations to uplift their messages and achieve a sustainable and equitable world. 

MEET THE TEAM
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HIMANI SIRSI

Himani is a freshman at Emory University. She is a musician, singer, debater, avid baker, and an artist. She is a firm advocate of feminism, equal opportunity for all races, LGBTQ+ rights, education for all, environmentalism, the importance of arts, and more.

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ANNA BURETTA

Anna is a senior at Saint Ann's School. She believes every child has the right to a future, which is why she joined the climate movement. Besides climate activism, she enjoys running, dancing, and studying science. 

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SIDHARTH RAGHAVAN

Sidharth is a junior in high school. When he's not in school, you can find him playing the violin, practicing Tae Kwon Do, or researching and writing about interesting topics from many different scientific fields.

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HUDSON HORT

Hudson is a junior at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. He enjoys reading, walks, and photography. He is a proponent for racial and economic equality in conjunction to being a climate activist. In his free time, he enjoys reading, biking, hiking, and photography.

RIANA SIRSI

Riana is a junior at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. In her free time, she enjoys debating, writing, and playing the trumpet, flute, and oboe. She is also an ardent advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, racial equality, climate justice, and more. 

ANNA KATHAWALA

Anna has always been really passionate about the impact students can have on the climate crisis. Outside of FFFNYC, Anna loves being outside, running, biking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and baking!

BELA FILSTRUP

Bela is a senior at the Chapin school. she is passionate about the climate and conversation. In her free time she enjoys learning about botany, clouds, and glaciers as well as writing and photography.

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SPENCER BERG

Spencer is a senior at the Institute For Collaborative Education. He has committed his High School years to fight for climate action after founding FFFNYC with Alexandria Villaseñor in 2018.

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LUC MAZZANOBILE

Luc is an ardent climate enthusiast, and has worked with NOAA to research complex climatic issues.  He is also an advocate for racial and social equality, and in his free time he enjoys running, cooking, and playing the saxophone and piano.

DYLAN INGUI

Dylan is a senior at LaGuardia High School. He is an avid climate enthusiast as well as the world's youngest passive house consultant, and the current champion of Fine Homebuilding's Wall Assembly contest. On his free time he enjoys playing the piano, singing, studying architecture, and playing Tetris.

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DOROTHY CHAN

Dorothy is a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School. Some issues that she is passionate about raising awareness on are climate change, racial inequalities, and gender inequalities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, writing, and baking.

EMMA BURETTA

Emma is a sophomore at Saint Ann's School. Her passions are climate advocacy, dance, and her dogs. She also loves reading, swimming, and the outdoors.

YASMIN BAHN

Yasmin is a senior at Basis Independent Brooklyn. She is passionate about making a positive impact on the climate crisis.