Olivia Zhao

Committed to climate cause: 13-year-old activist is at El Cerrito City Hall every Friday, sign in hand.

In the spring, Eleanor Pilling Chappelear skipped school every Friday. Instead of Zooming in for class, the 13-year-old stood outside her hometown City Hall in El Cerrito to protest inaction around climate change. One of her signs says: WE SKIPPED OUR SCHOOL TO TEACH YOU A LESSON.  Eleanor still stands outside of El Cerrito Hall every Friday, only now she comes after school.  Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish environmental activist who walked out of school at the age…