As a SustainUS youth delegate to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, Abigail Borah felt like she wasn't being heard. This led her to speak out during a panel discussion, interrupting U.S. negotiator Todd Stern in the process, in order to defend her planet's future. Although she was briskly escorted out, her voice continues to be heard. She is a leader in grassroots environmental campaigns and the international youth climate movement.
Borah co-founded Race to Replace Vermont Yankee, a statewide grassroots campaign to empower youth voters to replace Vermont’s aging nuclear plant with a clean energy portfolio.