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.
Author, blogger, and climate activist Leah Thomas founded the Intersectional Environmentalist to connect the environmental movement to social problems, especially within the context of racial injustice.
The self-proclaimed “CEO of the Ocean” first moved to Oahu to study engineering, before discovering his true passion: the ocean. He spends his days swimming with fish, shooting GoPro videos, and picking up any plastic products he finds along the way.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Activist Filmmaker
Kasha Sequoia Slavner is an award-winning filmmaker and director who made a splash in the industry with her 2017 social change film ‘The Sunrise Storyteller’. She also founded her own social change initiative, The Global Sunrise Project.
Melati Wijsen – YOUTHTOPIA
Melati Wijsen is part of a growing phalanx of Gen Zers determined to shape our planet’s future. Her latest social venture YOUTHTOPIA, a community-centric learning platform that’s set to become the go-to HQ for aspiring changemakers.
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 since South Africa went into lockdown in March 2020.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, Textile Designer
Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, working under the name Ýrúrarí, is a textile designer and artist from Iceland. She uses her bold and humorous style to upscale previously discarded clothing, giving it a second, quirkier life.
Adri Rachelle, Activist
From an early age Adri has been providing homes for animals in need. Pigs, horses, reptiles, goats, dogs, all creatures big and small are welcome at Wild Things Sanctuary, her non-profit animal rescue organisation.
Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist
Through her series of striking illustrations, 25-year-old Zoe Stromberg unapologetically highlights the continued issue of sexual harassment. Her Instagram handle @cutecatcalls is a safe space full of anonymous pieces.
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
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.
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.
Marc Keiser, Designer
One-half of cult fashion label Keiser Clark, Marc Keiser is using his platform to raise awareness about the importance of voting and encourage young people to register across the US.
Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur
Harry is one of the biggest names in venture capital at age 23. He created 'The Twenty Minute VC' podcast and co-founded Stride.VC, a venture capital firm making waves across the industry.
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.
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.
Taylor Lorenz, Journalist
Taylor is a modern day Gen Z reporter tackling youth culture stories for the New York Times, she uses social media and a mobile phone to unearth global trends before anyone else.
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.
Bimini Love, Activist
The UK parliament is taking period poverty seriously thanks to this activist and her peers. Founder of Street Cramps, Bimini Love spends her spare time fighting menstrual inequality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hunter Schafer, Actor
If you didn't know who Hunter Schafer was, you will soon. The breakout star of Euphoria, this amazing LGBT+ activist is redefining style and trans acceptance before our very eyes.
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
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
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.
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.
Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist
One of UK's foremost LGBT+ activists, Kian Tortorello-Allen is a trans student with expertise in both classical music & activism. Check out the Instagram, ki_does_activism
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.
Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists
Melati and Isabel Wisjen are two amazing sisters from Bali who, while campaigning to ban all plastic bags on their island, kickstarted an international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and global waste reduction.
Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician
A politician at just 22, the incredible Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui is fighting for justice as Minister of State for Youth Affairs (youngest in the world) in the United Arab Emirates.
Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Author
Yara Rodrigues Fowler's first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was published in 2019 and got her shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019! Watch this space.
Ady Suleiman, Musician
This half Tanzanian, half English breakout star rose to notoriety after being selected as ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Awards. Check out his soulful EPs here.
Virang Dal, Entrepreneur
Virang Dal is the brains behind EconplusDal, a fab viral YouTube channel providing students from all over the globe with entertaining and informative Economics tutorial videos.
Amelia Dimoldenberg, Influencer
The one-woman powerhouse who created 'Chicken Shop Date,' a hilarious interview platform giving viewers an insight into the lives of up-and-coming UK rap and grime musicians.