Miranda Frausto has always been compelled to work on climate change and environmental issues.
“People in my generation have never lived in a time when the climate crisis, and other environmental issues, were not urgent and pressing matters,” Frausto said. “I grew up learning about environmental degradation and wanting to make a difference. It wasn’t until high school where I learned how to take my passion beyond my individual choices and demand action. That’s when I started with the Carmel Promise Project, where we worked with Carmel elected officials to pass the Climate Resilience and Recovery Resolution (in 2017).”
That was the state’s first youth-led climate resolution.
The 2017 Carmel High School graduate worked with Carmel Green Initiative President Leslie Webb on the Promise Project, a youth-led organization. Frausto and Webb have been named Hoosier Resilience Heroes by the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University, which described the recognition as being for their work ensuring a safe, healthy environment for their families, their neighbors and future generations.