Miko Vergun — Youth Climate Leader and Co-Founder of YAE!

Miko Vergun is s Federal Plaintiff in Juliana et a. v. U.S. and a Youth Climate Leader with Youth Acting for our Earth, YAE!


Photo: Pam Vergun


Miko Vergun has been a core part of the work of Climate Change Recovery and Youth Acting for our Earth (YAE!) since its inception.

Busy with school and climate work, this page will remain somewhat limited for awhile, but you can learn more about her work below.

Miko, from Beaverton, Oregon, is a 18-year old federal plaintiff in the case Juliana et al. vs. U.S. and a climate activist who draws upon her Marshallese heritage to focus attention on the plight of the Marshall Islands and all the world.

Miko was elected to the Global Youth Board of Plant-for-the-Planet, attended the Summit in Germany, honored as a Youth in Action by the Marshallese community, and served as board member of the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation. She went through the training to become a Climate Reality Leader, is active with the Oregon Youth Legislative Initiative, and helped to found Youth Acting for Our Earth (YAE!), leading numerous trainings.

Miko has regularly spoken to media outlets and at rallies, K-12 schools, colleges, congregations, and other events, in the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as well as presenting workshops, trainings, and at conferences—including a 15 Minutes of Brilliance Keynote at the Living Future Conference and at the 2016 Soil Not Oil International Conference. Having earned an IB diploma, she is studying environmental science, journalism, and psychology at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.


Want to learn how Miko got started? Check out: https://shalvahalizah.wordpress.com.

For the page on the Our Children’s Trust site for Miko Vergun, federal climate case plaintiff, go to: https://www.OurChildrensTrust.org/Miko.

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