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Ayisha Siddiqa

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Ayisha Siddiqa
Born8 February 1999
Occupationclimate activist

Ayisha Siddiqa is a Pakistani environmentalist. She is from Coney Island, New York City. She is the co-founder of "Fossil Free University" and "PollutersOut!".

Activism[change | change source]

Siddiqa started her works when she founded extinction rebellion university's branch in May 2019.[1] The organization was doing a strike on the 7th of October 2019 at Lower Manhattan, New York City.[2] The strike was willingly joined by 300,000 people.[3] One of her notable actions was that she doused fake blood on the Charging Bull in Wall Street.[4]

In response to the "2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference", she founded "Polluters Out" with Isabella Fallahi and Helena Gualinga.[5] The organization was created because they had realised that fossil fuel industries are playing a big part in the issues.[6] The fossil fuel companies who funded in the event include Endesa, Iberdrola, Banco Santander and Acciona.[7] One of the companies which was affected by this decision was British Petroleum.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Engelfried, Nick (2020-03-03). "How a new generation of climate activists is reviving fossil fuel divestment and gaining victories". Waging Nonviolence.
  2. Oded, Yair (17 October 2019). "Extinction Rebellion protesters take over lower Manhattan". FairPlanet.
  3. Funes, Yessenia (2021-10-25). "Pushing Polluters Out at COP26". Atmos.
  4. Calma, Justine (2019-10-07). "Protesters douse Wall Street bull with fake blood". The Verge.
  5. Reddy, Shani (2020-09-09). "MAVERICK CITIZEN: Activist 'university' teaches ways of combating the environmental crisis – and it's free". Daily Maverick.
  6. Sarah, Rachel (4 November 2021). "Whose Voices Are (and Aren't) Being Heard at COP26?". YES! Magazine.
  7. D’Angelo, Chris (12 January 2020). "Fossil Fuel Companies Get Enormous Play At UN Meetings". Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance.
  8. Walfisz, Jonny (2021-10-24). "COP26 bans oil company sponsorship, documents reveal". euronews.