Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, and Julia Olson. What is Our Children’s Trust? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 26 October 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
What is Our Children’s Trust?
Julia Olson, lead council in the historic climate change case Juliana v. United States, explains why she founded Our Children’s Trust in support of young people. This groundbreaking lawsuit filed against the U.S. federal government by 21 youth plaintiffs and climate scientist James Hansen on behalf of current and future generations is slated to go to trial in fall 2018. The small non-profit organization has done most of the heavy lifting to set this case in motion, while also inspiring, guiding and catalyzing similar cases all over the world defending the rights of young people against government apathy and government support of the fossil fuel industry at the expense of public health.