Today's college students are "coming of age in the age of extinction."

That’s according to In These Times magazine, which published an August 2015 article that connected climate change-induced fear to pre-traumatic stress disorder in millennials. Indeed, this generation has lived through some of the most destructive hurricanes in American history, severe droughts, and massive wildfires. But at the recent Cascade Climate Network Spring Fling conference held on campus, two dozen students were turning that fear into action.

Gathered in Puget Sound’s Tahoma Room, the environmentally minded students listened to their peers, representatives from climate justice group 350 Seattle, and Sunrise Movement co-founder Victoria Fernandez speak about effective tactics for environmental activism.