Brower Youth Awards

Mishka Banuri

Salt Lake City, UT

Intersectional organizing for climate justice

Mishka is a 17 year old from Utah who helped craft and pass the Utah Climate Resolution, the first of its kind in a traditionally conservative state.

Mishka is the co-founder of the Utah Youth Environmental Solutions, a youth-led group that engages with their community on environmental issues. She has also been an organizer for the Utah People’s Climate March in 2016. The focus of her work is to empower youth to hold statewide organizations and institutions accountable to climate change and build the youth climate movement in Utah. As a Pakistani Muslim American, Mishka seeks to build bridges and empower Muslim youth and students of color in Utah.