Our Story

 Forces of Nature is an unstoppable youth-led movement founded by Will Charouhis at age  13 in Miami, after experiencing firsthand the impact the climate was having on the Atlantic Ocean, the Everglades and his community. More than 7.1 million people in the Miami area live less than 4 feet above the high-tide line. Frustrated by inaction, Will started gathering friends to organize something hard to ignore.  Young activists from diverse backgrounds across the country have joined Forces of Nature in a relentless mission to halt climate change. 

Lily Paden, a 2022 graduate of UCLA, witnessed California 's Woolsey Fire rip through her hometown and devastate her community and those surrounding it. Quick to partner with Will to co-found Forces of Nature, Lily believes we’ve got to start with ourselves. Whether you are a student, a teacher, a scientist, an artist, or a politician, we must all understand how our actions contribute to climate change and we can contribute to the solution. 

But the sand in the hourglass is running out. Forces of Nature joins other youth movements across the nation to bring about the action we need, now.