Mycelium Youth Network
Lil Milagro Henriquez, founder (in 2017) and executive director of Mycelium Youth Network, an organization dedicated to empowering young people of color around climate change issues, is a veteran of social justice organizing with 18+ years’ experience working on a range of issues, including: access to higher education for low-income people and communities of color; food sovereignty; environmental racism; and labor organizing; among others. Under Mx. Henriquez, Mycelium partnered with the Carbon First Initiative to launch one of the first carbon sequestration monitoring school gardens in the nation. This work is part of national and international consortia implementing carbon drawdown projects to reduce global temperatures. She is a current recipient of a Women’s Earth Alliance fellowship.