Amelia is the National Director of ‘Seed’, Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Amelia realised the lack of opportunity for Indigenous youth in the climate movement, and created Seed. Seed supports and allows young Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders to become climate action leaders.
William was forced to leave school at the young age of 14, however this did not prevent him from becoming the innovative genius he is today. By following information from an old textbook, William improvised with the materials around him and created a wind turbine using an old push bike and scraps. This single wind turbine powered his family home. His ambition and drive pushed him further as he created a solar powered water pump that supplied the first ever drinking water to his village. William’s story is inspirational and shows that recycling objects really can change the lives of those around you.
This inspiring young man has been fighting for environmental change since he was six years old, and he is now the youth director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit organisation which encourages young people to get involved in environmental activism. The list of achievements this 15 year old has accomplished are endless for someone his age. Xiuhtezcatl was even awarded the ‘Youth Change Maker of the Year’ award from President Obama. We think this is one of the coolest 15 year olds we know! Oh and did we mention he’s also a hip hop artist! (P.S. His name is pronounced “shoe-tez-caht”).
Winnie was born and brought up in Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Winnie has been deemed the next Wangari Matthai, which in itself is quite an achievement. However, Winnie is certainly paving her own way in the environmentalist world. She helped create the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change after attending the United Nations Global conference in Durban. Winnie is also on the Global Greengrants board that focuses on giving short loans to environmental causes and activists worldwide, giving out to over 9,000 projects.
In 2015, Ann won the ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award’ for her efforts and invention of the Hollow Flashlight, which converts radiant body heat into electricity in order to power an LED bulb without the need of batteries. This invention was inspired by the story of her friend in the Philippines failing a class because she had no electricity to allow her to study. Ann certainly inspires all generations to be creative and kind-hearted.
Biomimicry - looking to nature to solve our problems08 MARCH, 2021By Claudia Waller“Make nature your best teacher. With great love, learn from her the lessons of life.”― Debasish MridhaHow many of you have heard of biomimicry? To break it down: Bio = life and mimicry...
The Healing Value of Spending Time in Nature19 FEBRUARY, 2021By Charlotte Mostert Being in Nature has so many benefits for us. Something profound that Friedrich Nietzsche once said is, “We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion on us.” Remember...
This July, Greenpop has partnered with CAN DO! to explore the environmental impact of aluminium cans, and whether cans are a more sustainable alternative to plastic. In order to do so, we also have to investigate the impact of glass and plastic.
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