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Sudbury teen Sophia Mathur named to ‘Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25’ list

The list was compiled by The Starfish Canada, which celebrates young environmental leaders
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Sophia Mathur has been named one of 2020’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by The Starfish Canada. (Supplied)

Sudbury teen Sophia Mathur has been named one of 2020’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by The Starfish Canada.

The Starfish Canada celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and a community of change-makers. 

“Despite the impacts of COVID-19, each of our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 shows all of us how, no matter the circumstances, we can mobilize and create a just recovery that is equitable for both people and the planet,” said the organization’s website.

Sophia started lobbying politicians in Canadian Parliament and US Congress through Citizens Climate Lobby since the age of seven, encouraging them to follow the science and co-operate with all climate experts, said the website.

She started the Fridays for Future movement in Canada after being inspired by Greta Thunberg and has organized weekly strikes, including politicians when possible, to protect future generations and social justice. 

Sophia has organized events and used social media to spread the facts about climate change and will not stop her activism until the planet is safe.