Marlow Baines is a 17 year old from Boulder, Colorado and is the Co-Youth Director of Earth Guardians. Born in Seattle, WA and raised in the mountains of Evergreen, CO she has an intrinsic and deep love and appreciation for wild, open spaces and places.
Working closely with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Tamara Roske, Marlow has been an integral member of the Earth Guardians National Council, Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth (RYSE), and is honored to serve as Co-Youth Director alongside Xiuhtezcatl. She previously served as Earth Guardians Global Crew Director, a role in which she actively connected with youth leaders across the globe about their initiatives and resource needs, while providing educational materials and support.
Marlow’s insatiable desire to learn, to deeply understand cultural issues, and to elevate the voices of her peers gives her the energy and the motivation required to balance school work with the work she does organizing at the local, state, national and international levels. As youth representative for Earth Guardians, she has participated on youth organizing committees for Alliance for Climate Education, International Indigenous Youth Council, US Youth Climate Strikes, Fridays for Future, Future Coalition and has collaborated with Zero Hour, Extinction Rebellion, 350.org, Our Children’s Trust, Colorado Rising, and others. Marlow has attended, presented, and helped plan youth programming at conferences across the US including 1% for the Planet, Bioneers (San Rafael, CA), Earth’s Call and Earth X (Aspen, CO), Planet Home (San Francisco, CA), VERGE 2019 (Oakland, CA), and many others. Marlow has presented alongside Bernie Sanders and met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as one of the diverse coalition of youth demanding climate action from Congress. As part of the effort to bring awareness to the Youth Climate Strikes, Marlow was recently featured alongside 18 youth climate activists in the Facing Extinction campaign by Patagonia.