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Alexia Leclercq is a grassroots environmental justice organizer and scholar focused on using grassroots campaigns, policy, storytelling, and liberatory education to create a just and sustainable future. 


She has led dozens of campaigns from pushing for an equitable fossil fuel phase out at the UN to passing climate legislation, fighting for clean water, addressing aggregate mining pollution, writing land use laws, relocating toxic tank farms, and organizing mutual aid. 


Alexia is the co-founder of the Colorado River Conservancy and social-environmental justice education non-profit named Start:Empowerment. Her curriculum has reached over 120,000 students across the U.S., and she has been featured on Forbes, Washington Post, and Guardian. Alexia was named a Grist 50 Fixer, awarded the prestigious Brower Youth Award, 2022 WWF Conservation Award, and is the youngest recipient of the Harvard AOCC Award. 


She served as the 2022 UN Assembly Ambassador and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, University of Texas Law, University of Connecticut, Dell Medical School, Princeton. Alexia graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

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