Emmanuel Adeyemi

Emmanuel Adeyemi

Nigerian artist Adeyemi describes his work as 'creating life from plastic.' His journey has led him to start his own brand of bags called ECO, made primarily out of recycled waste.

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Sophie Cruz

Sophie Cruz

One of the youngest activists fighting for the rights of immigrants, Sophie has become a prominent human rights activist in the US. Through her work, Sophie continues to advocate for Hispanic Americans and defend the rights of marginalised folks.

Kurt Jones

Kurt Jones

Kurt Jones is the Managing Director & Founder at Co-Exist Australia. Its mission is to develop communities, projects, and social enterprises that empower the next generation to coexist with the environment.

MarGreen

MarGreen

MarGreen is a content creator shining a light on environmental solutions, technological advancements, and inspiring us to change our environment for the better.

Seth Thomas

Seth Thomas

Seth Thomas is a researcher interested in conservation biology who is currently working as part of the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative at the University of Oxford.

Latifatou Compaoré

Latifatou Compaoré

Latifatou Compaoré is a youth activist from Burkina Faso who is defending gender equality and fighting to end FGM.Latifatou always cites her mother’s strength as an inspiration for fighting for a better future for girls and women.

Marley Diaz

Marley Diaz

Marley Diaz is an activist for gender and racial equality. She is the founder of #1000blackgirlbooks, a campaign with the goal of donating 1000 books depicting Black girls as main characters to young people in her community.

Shawntel Nicole Martinez Nieto

Shawntel Nicole Martinez Nieto

Shawntel Nicole Martinez Nieto is a Filipina humanitarian activist working to better the material conditions for marginalised communities in her hometown of Cainta.

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Zuhura Ahmad

Zuhura Ahmad

Zuhura Ahmad ran a campaign to protect the ocean from the looming threat of plastic pollution, which is responsible for the deaths of fish and loss of livelihoods for coastal communities.

Mogesh Sababathy

Mogesh Sababathy

Mogesh Sababathy is an environmental activist and founder of 'Project Ocean Hope'. As part of his organisation, Mogesh runs a series of webinars and forums around ocean literacy and waste management.    

The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project provides resources on the impact of plastic on the planet and how to live a plastic-free lifestyle. Through education and outreach, the Story of Stuff Project aims to change the narrative of plastic and its role in our lives.

Plastic Free Foundation

Plastic Free Foundation

The Plastic Free Foundation is helping millions of people limit their plastic consumption. Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation, challenging people to refuse single-use plastics for the month of July.

Ocean Blue Project

Ocean Blue Project

Ocean Blue Project has been keeping it plastic free since its father-and-son founders began their Ocean Blue mission in 2012. To date, volunteers have removed nearly 200,000 pounds of plastic and debris from U.S. beaches.

Take 3

Take 3

Based in Australia, Take 3 works to protect the oceans from plastic pollution. Their call to action is to take three pieces of trash home every time you go to the beach.

Lonely Whale

Lonely Whale

Lonely Whale is using courageous ideas and community empowerment to drive change that is protecting our oceans. The non-profit encourages businesses and individuals to take innovative action to solve the plastic pollution crisis.

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Madeline St Clair

Madeline St Clair

Madeline St Clair is a tropical marine biologist, divemaster, conservation filmmaker, and expedition leader. She is the founder of Women in Ocean Science, advocating for gender equity and elevating female voices in the ocean space.

Kendra Nelson

Kendra Nelson

Kendra Nelson is a marine biologist with a passion for sharing education on the oceanic world and how to live more sustainably to help our environment. Kendra is also one of the board directors for Orca Conservancy.

Zen Lim

Zen Lim

Zen Lim runs a marine conservation organisation called ProjekWaste, a community based in Long Beach Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia, which raises awareness and is involved in environmental sustainability.

Isabel Wijsen

Isabel Wijsen

Isabel Wijsen, alongside her sister Melati Wijsen, started Bye Bye Plastic Bags. Their mission is to empower people through education, campaigns, and political meetings.

Alexandra Haymons

Alexandra Haymons

Alexandra Haymons is an aspiring marine biologist passionate about protecting marine life. She strives to educate her community about the land-to-sea connection and reducing single-use plastic consumption.

Lottie Dalziel

Lottie Dalziel

Lottie Dalziel is the founder of Banish, helping Australians to reduce their waste with the right products and even better information. You can also find her on TikTok where she shares daily sustainable tips and tricks.

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Brenda Sarai Zuniga

Brenda Sarai Zuniga

Brenda Sarai Zuniga created and hosts her own video podcast called “Getting Mental With Brenda Sarai Zuniga” to provide educational resources on mental health in a fun and relatable way.

Ose Arheghan

Ose Arheghan

Ose Arheghan was named the student advocate of the year at the GLSEN Respect Awards held last year in October for being an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Ashay Bhave

Ashay Bhave

Ashay Bhave turns garbage into shoes. Through his start-up Thaely, he has recycled over 50,000 plastic carry bags and 35,000 discarded plastic bottles. The brand name ‘Thaely’ literally translates to 'plastic carry bags' in Hindi.

Eugenia Chow

Eugenia Chow

Eugenia Chow is an eco-conscious individual creating conversation about the misconceptions of plant-based diets. She uses her platform to share her knowledge of food systems and regenerative living in Hong Kong and beyond.

Jammy Unbag

Jammy Unbag

Jammy Unbag started the movement ‘Plastic Free Bohol’ in her region. She encouraged thousands of islanders to protect their homeland, including 72 resorts and hotels who have pledged to reduce their plastic use.

Michelle Muchilwa

Michelle Muchilwa

Michelle and Jeremy are siblings who created a campaign to fight against plastic pollution in Lake Victoria, Kenya. They both work with Kenya Marien and Fisheries Research Institute to find new ways to draw attention to plastic waste.

Laura Owen Sanderson

Laura Owen Sanderson

Laura Owen Anderson is the founder of We Swim Wild, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and improving the health of people and the planet.

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Jarrouj Nour

Jarrouj Nour

Jarrouj Nour helps refugees and asylum seekers to become confident cyclists in the UK. Nour is not just teaching them how to ride a bicycle, save money, and be environmentally friendly, but also how to become independent.

Mari Malek

Mari Malek

Mari Malek is a refugee turned runway model, DJ, and actress. She uses her platform to advocate for children affected by war in South Sudan. She is also the founder of “Stand For Education”.

Sam Dylan Finch

Sam Dylan Finch

Sam Dylan Finch is a writer and digital creator making mental health content accessible to all. He is also the founder of ‘Let’s Queer Things Up!’ a community mental health resource by and for the LGBTQ+ community.

Mikah Jones

Mikah Jones

Mikah Jones is an activist sharing his methods and perspectives on how he approaches mental health, trauma, and self love. His social media presences on Instagram and TikTok reflects just how impactful his teachings have been.

Satvik Sethi

Satvik Sethi

Satvik Sethi is a mental health activist currently on a mission to make the world happier as the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Runaway, a social entrepreneurial venture that promotes mental health awareness.

Kristal Ambrose

Kristal Ambrose

Kristal Ambrose is a Marine Plastic Pollution Researcher, Educator, Divemaster, and Environmentalist. She is also the founder and director of Bahama Plastic Movement (@bahamaplasticmovement).

Afroz Shah

Afroz Shah

Afroz Shah is a environmental activists and layer from Mumbai. He organised the world's largest beach clean-up project. In 2016 he was named by the UN as a Champion of the Earth for leading the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova Beach.

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Gia Parr

Gia Parr

Gia Parr (she/her) began her transition at the start of 8th grade where she decided to publicly disclose her gender in a letter to her parents and peers. Since then, she has dedicated her time to enhancing the visibility of trans youth.

Onyx (E.Smith)

Onyx (E.Smith)

Onyx (E.Smith, they/them) is a student activist who founded the non-profit ‘Central Texas GSA Coalition’ with the goal of enhancing the impacts of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSA) in Austin, Texas.

Viktória Radványi

Viktória Radványi

Viktória Radványi is the Hungarian winner of the MTV EMAs Generation Change Award 2021. She is also a board member of Budapest Pride, Hungary’s first feminist and anti-racist LGBTQ+ NGO.

Ashton Mota

Ashton Mota

Ashton Mota (he/him) uses his voice to empower and uplift Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ youth. Mota became the face of the ‘Yes on 3’ movement, a campaign encouraging voters to keep a 2016 state law allowing people to use restrooms that align with their gender identity which was successfully upheld.

Zander Moricz

Zander Moricz

Zander Moricz (he/him) is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and is one of the youngest plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Florida over the ‘Don't Say Gay’ bill.

Sophie Healy-Thow

Sophie Healy-Thow

Sophie Healy-Thow focuses on improving access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food in undernourished communities. Healy-Thow is also a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN).

Mary-Pat Hector

Mary-Pat Hector

Mary-Pat Hector is a Program Strategist at Rise; an organisation led by more than 40,000 students and supporters from colleges and universities across U.S. She has led and organised hunger strikes, gaining more than 75,000 meals for students at HBCUs.

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Ellie SE

Ellie SE

Ellie SE is a scientist, teacher, environmental activist, and creator of The Fair Pantry, a mindful living resource with plant-based recipes and sustainable, low impact tutorials.

Dawood Qureshi

Dawood Qureshi

Dawood Qureshi is a talented individual who is passionate about wildlife, conservation, and the environment. She is also the ambassador for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Engagement Officer for the nature organisation A Focus On Nature.

Lesein Mutunkei

Lesein Mutunkei

Lesein Mutunkei is an avid football player using his skills to protect nature. For every goal he scores, Lesein plants a tree through his initiative Trees 4 Goals.

Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta is a 24-year-old internationally recognised and award winning LGBTQ+ mental health advocate. He has served on national committees, speaks at conferences and festivals, and is a New York Times bestselling author.

Sophia Badhan

Sophia Badhan

Sophia Badhan is an award-winning Mental Health Campaigner and Speaker. In 2019 she was awarded the Diana award for her work and she is a recipient of the British Citizen Award for Healthcare.

Michelle Abiero

Michelle Abiero

Michelle Abiero is an activist and writer who focuses her work on mental health and feminism. In 2017, Michelle founded Project Fmile to raise awareness and break down the misunderstandings surrounding mental health and suicide in Kenya.

Diana Chao

Diana Chao

Diana Chao founded Letters to Strangers, a global youth-run organisation seeking to destigmatise mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment.

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Soy Nguyen (foodwithsoy)

Soy Nguyen (foodwithsoy)

Soy Nguyen A.K.A. foodwithsoy is a food blogger who empowers her audience by exploring the intersectionality between food, culture and mental health.

Ashlyn So

Ashlyn So

Ashlyn So is a 14 year old fashion designer and activist who loves to help others. She began her journey at the age of 6 which led to her being named People’s Hero by E! People’s Choice award where she made 1,000 masks for frontline workers.

Pranjal Jain

Pranjal Jain

Pranjal Jain is an Indian-American organiser and Founder of Global Girlhood - a womxn-led organisation that amplify womxn’s stories of empowerment in hopes of increasing representation and challenge biased narratives.

Nancy Bosnoian

Nancy Bosnoian

Nancy Bosnoian is a Syrian-American sleep activist who is the founder of End No Sleep, a non-profit dedicated to making sleep resources more accessible to marginalized communities, like refugees and immigrants.

Fatima Al Alkaabi

Fatima Al Alkaabi

Fatima Al kaabi is a young Emirati activist amplifying the voices of young girls and women in STEM.From an early age, she has been interested in technology and innovation and has gone on to being award the UAE’s youngest inventor in 2015.

Nibras Basitkey

Nibras Basitkey

Nibras Khudaida is a Yazidi rights advocate who was forced to flee her home of Erbil, Iraq because of ISIS. After being denied her education, she now speaks up for girls’ education worldwide.

Jana Amin

Jana Amin

Jana Amin is a 18-year old Egyptian-American advocate for gender parity and youth inclusion in the MENA region. Amin has given two TEDx Talks, spoken at the UN, and was recognised as one of Arab-America’s 20 under 20 awardees in 2020.

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Dara McAnulty

Dara McAnulty

Dara McAnulty is an 18-year-old Northern Irish naturalist, writer and environmental campaigner. His debut book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, won the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, and was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate

Venessa Nakate is an 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist. Nakate is the first Fridays For Future climate activist in Uganda and founder of the Rise up Climate Movement.

Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig

Dr Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig D.Sc. h.c. is an 20-year-old birder and activist. She uses her blog to write posts about birding, conservation, and environmental issues from around the world.

Cassie Quinn

Cassie Quinn

The founder of a fashion research studio that focuses on using regenerative materials and systems of production believes that new innovations can only bring about change if we educate society about why they’re necessary.

Xiye Bastida

Xiye Bastida

Xiye Bastida is a climate activist lobbying for global climate action. She is also the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, lead organiser for F4F, and sits on the administration committee of the People’s Climate Movement.

Amy and Ella Meek

Amy and Ella Meek

Amy and Ella Meek are sisters fighting against plastic pollution and waste in the UK. The pair started Kids Against Plastic in 2016 which helps young people learn about environmental issues.

Licypriya Kangujam

Licypriya Kangujam

Licypriya Kangujam is a climate activist who started off protesting outside the Indian Parliament at the age of just 6. She has since addressed world leaders, given Ted talks, and founded ‘The Child Movement’.

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Alice Mamaga

Alice Mamaga

Alice Mamaga is a social entrepreneur who founded the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana. She helped develop the Autism Aid app, which promotes autism awareness and improves the lives of children living with autism.

Nora Nord

Nora Nord

Nora Nord is a photographer and artist who recently released her project ‘ADHD’, a series of portraits that highlight the beauty of neurodiversity.

Hailey Hardcastle

Hailey Hardcastle

Hailey Hardcastle is a freshman at the University of Oregon and a mental health advocate who helped pass House Bill 2191, which allows students to take mental health days off from school.

Mair Elliot

Mair Elliot

Mair Elliott is a young patient advocate who uses her personal experiences with mental health to challenge preconceptions and teach uninformed people about autism.

Ocean Sole

Ocean Sole

This social enterprise is called Ocean Sole. It upcycles discarded flip flops found along beaches and waterways in Kenya, turning them into beautiful works of art.

Betelhem Dessie

Betelhem Dessie

Betelhem Dessie is the founder and CEO of iCog - Anyone Can Code, a platform democratising technology and technology education for young people in Ethiopia.