Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

  • Global Climate Strike - Fridays for Future began when Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. FFF strikes have now included over an estimated 116 million strikers worldwide. Find a march near you via the map on their website. Global Strike on 25th March.

  • The Future of Earth Hour - A 90-minute, interactive live stream showcasing global, youth-led action for biodiversity. Join the teams from Reserva: The Youth Land Trust, Youth for Our Planet, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and others to celebrate some of the groundbreaking conservation and campaigning work being led by young people around the world. 3pm UTC, 24th March.

  • United Nations SDG Young Leaders Application - The UN Youth Envoy is seeking 17 youth leaders from anywhere in the world for their Class of 2022 Sustainable Development Goal Young Leaders initiative. Two-year term commitment. Must be ages 15-29. Deadline to apply 31st March.

  • Good Natured Conservation Optimism Film Festival - Four categories: Animation, Life on Earth, People & Nature, and Students. The winner of each category will have the opportunity to take part in a mentoring session with a filmmaking expert. Films have to be under five minutes to be eligible for the festival. Apply by 10th April.

  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - This prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. Each year, the the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant difference to people and the environment. Apply by 15th April.

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