Chelsea Yamase

Chelsea Yamase

Chelsea Yamase shares her fascination with the beauty of nature, capture her adventures around the world, and express messages on why we need to tackle pollution.

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Franziska Trautmann

Franziska Trautmann

Trautmann founded a grassroots recycling organisation with a friend of hers called Glass Half Full. Together they offer a service to recycle glass while producing materials that could be used to slow down coastal erosion in the area.

Selin Ozunaldim

Selin Ozunaldim

Meet the 18-year-old gender activist, representative for HeForShe, and founder of Girl Up Istanbul and Girls Who Code - Selin Ozunaldim. 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’s collects plastic waste and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. His goal is to work directly with the Cameroonian government to ensure the 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.

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

Exemplifying the qualities of this industrious generation – innovative, entrepreneurial, and eager to build a better planet (among many others) – Ann Makosinski is also on a mission to prove that science and art go hand in hand.

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Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

After becoming conscious of how much waste her chosen profession produces through materials and single-use supplies, 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, but that didn’t stop her from getting an early start - co-founding 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.

The Accessible Icon Project

The Accessible Icon Project

Starting in 2010, the project is a globally successful work of design activism. The movement began collecting examples of public wheelchair-accessible icons that had more integrity behind their designs than typical iconography.

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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. Her TikTok video now has over 1.4 million views.

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

At just 17, Krystyna Paszko has dedicated her burgeoning career to helping victims of domestic violence. Her covert support page 'Comomiles and Pansies' provides sufferers with a safe way of bringing their abusers to justice.

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.

Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist

Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist

At just 18, activist Quannah Chasinghorse has dedicated her life to protecting the indigenous people of her native Alaska from two main adversaries, the gas industry and climate change.

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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.

Nyome Nicholas-Williams, Model Activist

Nyome Nicholas-Williams, Model Activist

Meet Nyome, the incredible model whose campaigning helped change Insta's algorithms to celebrate black and plus-sized bodies.

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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.

CanO Water

CanO Water

8mil tons of plastic end up in oceans yearly, so the work of eco-friendly CanO Water is critical. They pioneered indefinitely recyclable cans that go from bin to shelf in just 6 wks.

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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.

Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

This Sierra Leonean innovator taught himself engineering when he was 13, proving that resources aren't a barrier and that all you need to get started is ambition, creativity, and curiosity.

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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.

Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur

Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur

Aimee Clint struggled to understand her autistic brother's condition so she wrote a book to help others in similar situations and won a Europe-wide enterprise award for her work.

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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.

Shout

Shout

It's never been more important to discuss our mental health. Shout is a 24 hour text service that specialises in mental health support, they answer 1000+ text per day.

Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist

Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist

Pro skateboarder, artist, clothing designer, and model, Blondey McCoy translates prescient Gen Z themes like mental health/male suicide into some seriously cool threads.

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Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

On her quest to end all child marriages in her home country of Pakistan and beyond, the inspirational Hadiqa Bashir has saved countless young girls from persecution.

Yellow Octopus

Yellow Octopus

Yellow Octopus are one of the top advocates of resale fashion out there. Their app diverts 1 million PCs away from landfill sites every month and they boast affinities with huge sellers.

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal is a skate wunderkind from the Philippines who clinched the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Oh, and she's only 21.

Love The Oceans

Love The Oceans

Love the Oceans is an exciting non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Mozambique. It offers courses and experiences to inform the public on marine life.

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Part of @Team_Enough, a youth-led initiative to end gun violence, this whirl-wind of positive social change has engaged thousands with her message of peace.

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

The Gen Zer making waves in menswear, Reese Cooper was 1st runner-up 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. His americana-inspired label sells out in department stores everywhere.

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse founded her groundbreaking company, Zolli Candy, when she was just 12 years old. She now runs a candy empire selling millions of Zollipops that clean your teeth!

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Essity

Essity

Essity is one of the biggest distributors of body form and feminine care products on the planet. Their commitment to demystifying the female body and stigma is truly admirable. 

Luka Sabbat, Influencer

Luka Sabbat, Influencer

If there was ever a Gen Z 'it' boy, it's Luka Sabbat. Known for his starring role in the hit show Grown-ish, he's worked as an influencer across art/music/fashion.

Temi Mwale, Activist

Temi Mwale, Activist

This amazing British anti-street violence campaigner founded The 4Front Project in 2012, a social enterprise to empower young people and communities to live free from fear.

Wafflesncream

Wafflesncream

Wafflesncream is an eclectic group of talent, creating art made by the young, for the young. It's building West Africa's first ever skate park alongside a new street-wear brand.

Donate4Refugees

Donate4Refugees

Donate4Refugees is making a big difference when it comes to supporting refugees across the globe. It began in 2016 and has raised over £100k+ in financial aid.

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Up-and-coming Gen Z filmmaker and content creator Quantay Peoples was chosen by Kanye West himself to work on the 'Jesus is King' documentary. Check out his Youtube.