Marinel Ubaldo is a Filipino climate activist advocating for a world without single-use plastic bags. She has pushed her local government to ban single-use plastics entirely and plans to take her initiatives to the world stage.
Daphne Frias is an American activist from West Harlem and calls herself “unapologetically latina”. Her work and advocacy has focused on gun control, voting rights, climate change, environmental and disability justice.
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 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.
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 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.
Faye Simanjuntak is a gender equality activist and humanitarian who was born and raised in Indonesia. She is the founder of Rumah Faye, an organisation working directly with victims of human trafficking.
Nabeela Iqbal is an activist and humanitarian bringing light to many issues faced by the Sri Lankan youth. Nabeela created ‘Sisterhood Initiative’, an organisation which aims to build a safe space for conversation and change for Muslim women.
Chanté Davis is a 17-year-old activist and aspiring marine biologist hailing from New Orleans — now living in Spring, Texas. She is one of the founding members of Oh-Wake, a publication about marine protection and climate activism.
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 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.
Oluwaseyi Moejoh is an environmentalist, global changemaker, and law student. Oluwaseyi is the executive director of the U-recycle initiative, a youth-led organisation focused on promoting a circular economy in Africa.
Melanie Edwards is a marine biologist and scuba diver. Edwards is also an ambassador for Blue Wild, a sustainable swimwear clothing brand, and shares marine biology + ecology/ conservation content on her TikTok profile.
Madison Mckay is your local marine biologist. She uses her background in marine biology combined with videography, photography, art, and social media to communicate science topics in an engaging and informative way.
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 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.
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.
Katie Barnett is a self discovery coach and content creator on a mission to help people strengthen their sense of self. She is passionate about highlighting the importance of self discovery while challenging mental health stigma.
Gabby Frost is the founder and Executive Director of Buddy Project, a non-profit organisation aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. The platform pairs users with an online friend, providing a peer support system.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Rania Mustafa Ali
Rania Mustafa Ali is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, and human rights defender from Syria. Her main focus areas are refugee rights, female empowerment, and mental health.
Allyson Castillo is an active member of Amnesty International Chile’s Human Rights Education Team, creating workshops to educate people of all ages about migration, human rights, and sexual and reproductive rights.
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 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 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 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 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 is a Marine Plastic Pollution Researcher, Educator, Divemaster, and Environmentalist. She is also the founder and director of Bahama Plastic Movement (@bahamaplasticmovement).
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.
Shalise Leesfield is a 15-year-old ocean conservationist helping to make a positive change. In 2019, Shalise was presented the 2019 Environmental Citizen of the year award in recognition of her efforts to save the ocean from plastic waste.
Inka Cresswell is a filmmaker, marine biologist, and photographer, who captures stories about research efforts, conservation successes, and changing the public's perception on some of the most misunderstood marine species.
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, 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 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 (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...
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 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.
Joshua Williams created the Joshua’s Heart Foundation, distributing food and other types of aid to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Now at age 20, Williams’ activism has inspired other young people to take action to defeat poverty.
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.
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 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 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.
After losing his brother to suicide in 2018, Ben West became a mental health campaigner calling for mandatory training of teachers in mental health awareness and high level discussions about employee wellbeing in workplaces.
Stephanie Hu is the Founder and Executive Director at Dear Asian Youth - a youth-led, global organisation that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalised communities, equality and equity.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Alia Al Mansoori
Alia Al Mansoori is a Emirati activist breaking stereotypes of women in STEM and the next space prodigy. She created Emirati Astronaut creating a space in her community for people to share their ideas on the different sciences.
Nyombi Morris is the CEO of Earth Volunteers which is a non profit organisation who unite young people who are passionate about planting trees, protecting forests, and standing up for climate justice voluntarily.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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’.
Rosie King is a prominent figure within the autism awareness community. She shares her experiences of autism to counter prejudices and misunderstandings that affect children with learning difficulties.
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.
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.
Sunniva Ferri is an activist dedicated to ‘embracing change & breaking stereotypes’. She is currently a youth leader for Global Partnership for Education in Germany, providing quality education to children.
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman are twins, both dedicated to using their platform for advocacy and storytelling. Their non-profit ‘The World With MNR’ takes action to support climate justice, gender equality and inclusivity.
Julieta Martínez is the founder of Tremendas (@tremendascl), a platform that connects girls and young women who use their talent to support social impact causes (talent with a purpose).
Maryangel Garcia-Ramos is an influential advocate for diversity and inclusion in Mexico. She founded the non-profit Mexican Women With Disabilities, securing equal protection for women with disabilities.
Jerome Foster II
At just aged 19, Jerome Foster II is the youngest ever White House Environmental Justice Advisor in US history. On top of that, he has been a leading voice for Black and Indigenous visibility in climate activism.
Gab Mejia work focuses on conservation of wetlands and wildlife. He is a photographer, WWF national youth council and co-founder of Youth Engaged in Wetlands, an organisation dedicated to conserving the worlds wetlands.