Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, & Art Director, Zero Hour
I love nature, the environment, and every soul in it. It is such a tragedy that something so beautiful and innocent is being destroyed. No one deserves to live in a world where nature has died and climate change is killing the world that we need. The issue of climate change is now simply about survival. Climate change is killing souls and it will continue to do so. This is not okay. So I am not waiting for someone else to save the future.” Nadia is a Girl Scout Senior who has been a vegetarian since age 12 and loves to paint and create art in her free time.
The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.
Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear! By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape. Nadia now serves as the co-founder, co-executive director, and art director.