Genesis Butler is a passionate environmental and animal rights activist and one of the youngest people to ever give a TEDx talk. Inspired by her great uncle civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, she has been a fierce advocate for animals and earned numerous awards and recognitions honoring her work, including being featured on Disney’s ‘Marvel Hero Project’ as the “Amazing Animal Ally”. Genesis is currently leading the Youth Climate Save movement, the first youth led environmental organization that focuses on animal agriculture’s impact on climate change and aims to give all young voices a platform. Genesis has worked with dozens of nonprofits as a leading voice of a generation of activists concerned about animal rights and climate change. She has spoken at many events worldwide, including to legislators and the media in Sacramento with SCIL, campaigning for various bills such as ensuring plant-based food options are available in all prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes, and the Cosmetic Cruelty Free Act, both of which passed into law. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Genesis for Animals, which raises funds for sanctuaries around the world.
American Girl doll designed a doll after Genesis, as well as featured her work as an animal and climate activist in two of their books. She was also a guest on Jane Goodall’s new podcast Hopecast, where she talked to Jane about animals and the planet.