A’seedbot

A’seedbot

Meet this little robot created by Mazyar Etehadi (@maz.et) that aims to plant seeds in fertile areas of desert in order to cultivate the land.

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New Story Charity

New Story Charity

After climate change, homelessness impacts more lives than any other problem. Since 2015, New Story Charity has created thousands of 3D printed homes for people in Latin America giving families security, health, and an opportunity to thrive.

OLIO

OLIO

For those fortunate enough, it’s usually the season of stacked cupboards and full fridges, and by the end, overflowing bins. But thanks to clever apps like OLIO, excess food need not contribute to your seasonal trash.

Christina Adane

Christina Adane

At just 16-years-old, Christina Adane started a petition on behalf of the 1.4 million children in the UK who rely on free school meals - which has since amassed over 430,000 signatures to date.

Male Cancer Awareness Campaign

Male Cancer Awareness Campaign

Steve McQueen’s new short film stars Morgan Freeman, Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Ward. Titled Embarrassed, it sets the goal of increasing awareness about high rates of prostate cancer in the Black male community.

Asian American Federation

Asian American Federation

The Asian American Federation has released a series of posters created by various illustrators to raise money for ‘Hope Against Hate’ and to spread awareness of racial stereotyping.

Hey Girls UK

Hey Girls UK

Hey Girls UK is a social enterprise that produces environmentally-friendly period products to help end period poverty in the UK.

PANGEA Movement

PANGEA Movement

PANGEA is a global brand and ecological movement that cleans the world through clean-ups, waste management, and preventing new trash creation.

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Jamie Margolin

Jamie Margolin

Jamie Margolin is a 19-year-old Colombian American author, climate activist, speaker and founder of @thiszerohour.

Bodhi Patil

Bodhi Patil

Bodhi is presently a parley youth team leader and co-created oceanuprise, motivated to protect the ocean and human health.

Marina Melanidis

Marina Melanidis

Marina Melanidis is into horror movies and climate justice. Marina is currently the co-managing director at Y4nature and is also an MSC student at UBC forestry.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Commonly known as X, he is an environmental activist and artist. As a teenager, X has done three Ted Talks and has spoken at UN conference in three different languages, including his native language Nahuatl.

Wanjiku Gatheru

Wanjiku Gatheru

Climate activist Wanjiku Gatheru is currently studying at Oxford University and is the founder of @blackgirlenviromentalist. Wawa has created a supportive community of Black girls, women and non-binary environmentalists.

Aliénor Rougeot

Aliénor Rougeot

Aliénor (Allie) is an Economics and Public Policy graduate from the University of Toronto. Since the age of 10, She has been an environmental and human rights activist, passionate about sustainability and climate justice.

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Morgan Cook

Morgan Cook

Morgan Cook runs a blog called Mostly Eco Morgan. It shares tips on living an environmental life, mixed in with titbits on feminism, racial justice, and mental health.

Franziska Trautmann

Franziska Trautmann

Trautmann founded a grassroots recycling organisation with a friend called Glass Half Full. Together they offer a service to recycle glass and slow down coastal erosion.

Selin Ozunaldim

Selin Ozunaldim

An 18-year-old gender activist, representative for HeForShe, and founder of Girl Up Istanbul and Girls Who Code. A voice for disadvantaged women especially in her own country.

Lana Weidgenant

Lana Weidgenant

Lana is calling for the world’s governments to focus their support on improving access to eco-friendly diets and acknowledge that fixing food systems should be of utmost priority.

Vinisha Umashankar

Vinisha Umashankar

14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar, a student of SKP Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, designed a solar ironing cart so that the use of charcoal can be reduced in India.

Forbi Perise, ‘Plastic Man’

Forbi Perise, ‘Plastic Man’

Environmental activist Perise collects plastic waste. His goal is to work directly with the Cameroonian government to ensure structural changes in environmental and waste management.

Clover Hogan

Clover Hogan

Founding Force of Nature in 2019 to mobilise mindsets and help us feel not helpless but empowered, Clover Hogan and her team are fostering spaces for young people to embrace these emotions judgement free.

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Kopano Tsengiwe and Nwabisa Mpotulo

Kopano Tsengiwe and Nwabisa Mpotulo

Kopano Tsengiwe and Nwabisa Mpotulo, both 25 from Johannesburg, founded the Kwanisa Foundation and started delivering food packages to families in need.

Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

After becoming conscious of how much waste is produced through materials and single-use, Mariah was determined to depict nature in a way that doesn’t damage it.

Shanna Su, Conscious Edinburgh

Shanna Su, Conscious Edinburgh

As a med student Shanna Su was already on a career path toward improving lives. Now she's co-foundrf a student-led mental health charity called Conscious Edinburgh.

Henry Glogau, Inventor

Henry Glogau, Inventor

The Lexus Design Awards have always been shaped by the company principles of ‘anticipate, innovate, and captivate’, and the 2021 winner, Henry Glogau has ticked all the boxes.

Robert Luo, Mi Terro

Robert Luo, Mi Terro

128 million tons of milk is wasted every year. Inspired to find a use for all this spoilt milk, Robert Luo began researching and founded the biotech company Mi Terro - transforming milk on the turn into t-shirts.    

The Million Mile Clean

The Million Mile Clean

Started by Surfer Against Sewage, The Million Mile Clean is a campaign hoping to inspire 100,000 volunteers to walk 10 miles throughout the year, picking up litter as they go.

Maddy Park, Cafe Maddy Cab

Maddy Park, Cafe Maddy Cab

In light of the unjust rise in violence and xenophobia towards Asian Americans, Maddy decided to create Café Maddy Cab, an initiative that pays for taxi and ride-hailing services for female, elderly, and LGBTQ+ Asians.

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Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Through her series of striking illustrations, 25-year-old Zoe Stromberg unapologetically highlights the continued issue of sexual harassment via @cutecatcalls.

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira went viral on TikTok this year with a video of her unboxing her new ballet pointe shoes, highlighting problems of representation and diversity that go largely unnoticed.

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

Krystyna Paszko has dedicated her burgeoning career to helping victims of domestic violence via her support page 'Comomiles and Pansies'.

The C-List, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Helen Addis

The C-List, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Helen Addis

Highlighting a lesser-known challenge faced by cancer patients, The C-List is an innovative new website giving those living with the disease the chance to shop ‘cancer-kinder’ beauty products.

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in US history, having been named the first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017.

Da Bomb, Isabel and Caroline Bercaw

Da Bomb, Isabel and Caroline Bercaw

At the helm of Gen Z's shift towards self-starting and entrepreneurship are sisters Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, who built a multi-million dollar brand from the ground up before they even graduated high school.

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper is providing young creatives with vital resources and insight into the world of art, helping them to understand the inner workings of an over-commercialised industry. The magazine is sure to blow in the near future.

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Gabby Frost, Activist

Gabby Frost, Activist

At just 14 Gabby Frost set up suicide prevention and awareness organisation Buddy Project, now at 21, she has been decorated with a multitude of teen activism awards.

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Fighting for Gen Z voices when it comes to government reform, Jahkini Bisselink has repped the Dutch youth at the UN, and has worked with the likes of Billie Eilish.

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

At only 23-years-old, Lavinya Stennett is the CEO of The Black Curriculum, a new initiative that’s fighting to improve teaching of Black history and culture across the UK.

DrawFor

DrawFor

DrawFor makes limited print runs of work donated by artists and sells them online. All profits are then donated to charities including the NHS.

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

One young woman who won't be silenced by lawmakers, Australian climate activist Daisy Jeffrey organised school strikes in 2019, and has published her own book on climate action.

Mabdulle, Photographer

Mabdulle, Photographer

A member of the Take More Photos community, Mabdulle is a rising London photographer who has an elite talent for capturing street art and city aesthetics.

Do Something

Do Something

Inspiring millions of young people to make positive change online and in the real world, DoSomething.org gives youth led campaigns the platform to make an impact at the highest level.

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Global Citizen

Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a collective voice of millions who want to end poverty by 2030, taking on new planetary initiatives and climate change campaigns daily.

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Steve Bartlett founded digital media companies Social Chain & Media Chain - at the age of 22. Today, his content reaches over 1.8 billion people.

Oatly

Oatly

Satisfying the dairy carvings of vegans and flexitarians worldwide, Oatly is the chief of the alt-milk industry. Max nutrional value and minimal environemental impact is the ethos.

Atelier & Repairs

Atelier & Repairs

Founded by Maurizio Donadi, Atelier & Repairs is leading the movement of excess reduction in fashion. The LA store turns our throw away items into one-of-a-kind pieces & partners with brands globally.

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

On his way to being the next king of streetwear, Millinsky is a new age fashion/music/art phenomenon who curated his own brand NASASEASONS at just 18.

Noga Levy-Rapoport, Activist

Noga Levy-Rapoport, Activist

Dubbed the British Greta Thunberg, Nova Levy-Rapoport is paving the way for young climate activists. At eighteen years-old, she's a volunteer for the UK Student Climate Network.

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Harry Hambley, Artist

Harry Hambley, Artist

20-year-old illustrator and global Insta star Harry Hambley is the creative force behind Ketnipz, a social media sensation that strives to spread joy and positivity online.

MOB Kitchen

MOB Kitchen

MOB Kitchen, the most student and budget friendly food blog on the web, shows us how to make amazing group meals on seriously low budgets. They're currently at 338k followers.

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

President of the NUS, Ibrahim is fighting for liberation and against injustice. Bringing communities together to foster inclusivity and respect is at the heart of her work.

The Pink Protest

The Pink Protest

The Pink Protest is leading the UK #FreePeriods movement online and in the streets. Their Insta series 'On Wednesdays We Wear Pink' provides action points for people to follow.

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy in South London, tackles racial profiling head on and aims to bring young people together through social justice. Academy students often address parliament.

Ellen Jones, Activist

Ellen Jones, Activist

Ellen Jones is a prolific campaigner for LGBTQ+ causes, who discusses mental health, autism, and gender. She won the MTV EMA Generation Change award in 2018.

The Youth Group

The Youth Group

Headed by Jack Parsons, this amazing collective of youth first companies all share a common purpose, to improve the odds for young people in all areas of life.

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Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

A genius teen entrepreneur focused on harnessing tech to better people's lives. At just 15 she designed a cane equipped with GPS and proximity sensors to help the visually impaired.

Conceptos Plásticos

Conceptos Plásticos

Ecological geniuses Conceptos Plásticos are building homes/schools for entire communities in developing countries, and they're all made entirely from recycled plastic materials. No more endearing way of dealing with a global problem!

Jenna Raine, Musician

Jenna Raine, Musician

Rising Gen Z talent Jenna Raine is an American singer/songwriter with an infectious energy that she transmits through her insightful lyrics fused together with an organic, beat-driven sound.

Social Bite

Social Bite

This fantastic cafe chain is changing the lives of homeless people, with sandwich shops across the UK, they donate profits to charity and provide meals for those sleeping rough.

Sonita Alizadeh, Activist

Sonita Alizadeh, Activist

Sonita Alizadeh uses her talent for lyricism to protest against arranged marriages in Afghanistan. Her song 'Brides For Sale' went viral in 2014 and she still fights for her cause today.

4Ocean

4Ocean

The inspiring 4Ocean is mobilising ocean/coastline clean-ups across the globe. With 7million pounds of waste removed since 2017, the incredible movement is growing in numbers every year.

A Sai Ta, Designer

A Sai Ta, Designer

A Sai Ta is a designer/artist who is part of the clothing label Asai. He's gathered a cult following for his iconic pieces that celebrate British, Chinese, and Vietnamese culture.

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Joe Franklin, 5upplied

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

As Gen Z entrepreneurs go, Joe Franklin (17) is top tier. His rare sneaker empire 5upplied started with a single pair and his clientele includes AJ Tracey & Dizzie Rascal.

LIXIL

LIXIL

Poor sanitation is still very much a crisis in developing countries, but LIXIL is leading the mission to bring toilets and clean water to the most remote and vulnerable regions.  

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

How to make waves in the LDN's theatre scene? Call your provocative first drama 'Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner'. This brilliant playwright is adding a fresh voice to enduring literature.

Akshay Ruparelia, Entrepreneur

Akshay Ruparelia, Entrepreneur

Fancy starting a million dollar property empire from your bedroom at just 17? Well you won't be the first, Akshay Ruarelia started his company Doorsteps after selling his family home online.

Marsai Martin, Actor & Producer

Marsai Martin, Actor & Producer

A starring role in ABC's hit show Blackish was clearly not enough for Marsai Martin, who has a producer credit for the 2019 movie Little, which she also starred in. BTW, this girl is 15.

Help Refugees UK

Help Refugees UK

Aid is absolutely crucial for refugees, and Help Refugees UK is dedicated to placing funds and humanitarian support wherever it's needed globally.