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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Lauren Ritchie

Lauren Ritchie

Originally from the Bahamas, Lauren Ritchie is passionate about climate change. Not only a student at Colombia, Lauren also founded ecojusticeproject and is a co-host on the blackgirlblueprint.

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.

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Shane Brown

Shane Brown

The self-proclaimed “CEO of the Ocean” first moved to Oahu to study engineering, before discovering his true passion: the ocean. He picks up plastic products he finds in our seas.

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.

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Melati Wijsen – YOUTHTOPIA

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

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.    

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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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'.

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.

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.

Marc Keiser, Designer

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.

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Hailing from the Bronx in New York, Fatimata Charm has established herself as influential BLM and Muslim activist. An unapologetically outspoken black women, she uses her flair for poetry to strive for systematic change.

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.

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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.

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.

Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

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

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.

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.

Taylor Lorenz, Journalist

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.

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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.

Bimini Love, Activist

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

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

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, 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.

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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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.

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.

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

The inspirational actor Chella Man is known for sharing his experiences as a transgender, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish person of colour. Catch him in Titans.

Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist

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

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.

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.

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Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists

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.

Marley Dias, Activist

Marley Dias, Activist

Gen Z role model Marley Dias is an American diversity activist and feminist who launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks when she was just 11 years old.

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.

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.

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

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.

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Londoner Freddy Coomes began amassing his own one-of-a-kind clothing collection at just 16 and is now at the helm of a successful Instagram and Depop vintage fashion empire.  

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Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz is a producer, songwriter, and record label founder, who started the collective Internet Money. He's part of the Gen Z SoundCloud trap movement that's taking over the charts.

Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Author

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

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.

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Eponymous Gen Z business visionary Sean Kelly heads the company Jersey Champs, which is partnering with celebs and athletes to create incredibly unique jersey designs.

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

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.

Bana Alabed, Activist

Bana Alabed, Activist

A true inspiration, Bana Alabed is an eight-year-old Syrian refugee and peace campaigner using social media to spread awareness of the harsh realities of war for children.

Amelia Dimoldenberg, Influencer

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.

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