A monthly update to inspire collaborative youth leadership and action for our blue planet
Spotlight on
Youth Organizations around the World!

We actively promote existing youth-focused organizations and youth leaders as the leaders for action. Find out about some of the leading youth organizations around the world here.

As this newsletter reaches subscribers in 150 countries, organizations that we spotlight get a lot of attention. We also amplify youth organizations through the World Ocean Day social media channels (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

To add your organization or recommend an organization for us to include on the world map and in our active promotion of youth leaders, please reach out on social or directly contact us!
Meet the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council

Ruth Edma Mwizeere
Ruth Edma Mwizeere is an environmental scientist and activist from Uganda. Ruth is dedicated to creating awareness about how landlocked countries can contribute to the restoration and protection of the ocean, and why other landlocked countries should be involved in the movement.

She is currently the programs lead and resident scientist at InfoNile, a cross-boundary geo-journalism project with Water Journalists Africa, which promotes investigative science-based environmental journalism in the Nile Basin. 

Ruth is also an alumna of the Youth In Landscapes Initiative and in 2018 was recognized as one of the top 10 landscape leaders as a part of the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2018.
Connect with Ruth on Linkedin
Meet all Council Members!
Rise Up! Webinar
This month we are so excited to be joined by the hosts of The Green Style Podcast - a podcast focused on uplifting voices and brands in the ethical fashion sector founded by two World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council alumnae!

Join us as we chat about what it means to be a sustainable business and what role YOU play in the world's journey towards a healthier blue planet!

Watch live Wednesday, 29 September at 7:00 PM EDT.

Thanks to all the youth and other organizations from all sectors that got involved, World Ocean Day 2021 activities engaged thousands of organizations and millions of people both online and onsite in 140 countries. More here!

World Ocean Day helps to unite and rally the world around 8 June each year and the conservation action focus for 2022 will be announced soon! To get on the email list for monthly updates, click here.

Thank you once again to Youth Advisory Council and other organizers and incredible speakers from Youth-A-Thon 2021! A huge diversity of topics were covered, from navigating environmental security in the Arab world to a marine science tour of Scotland, and from fast fashion to deep sea mining, plus a host of other exciting topics.
Every session from the event is now available to view on YouTube. Please make sure to comment, like, and subscribe to stay up-to-date!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

  • 2021 Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition and Pre-COP26 event in Milan, 28 to 30 September 2021. Learn more here and watch all episodes in the #Youth4ClimateLive Series.
  • Call to Earth Day - On 10 November 2021 this first-ever event will be held and broadcast widely. If you are interested in possibly being spotlighted by CNN, please submit your event information here.
  • Protect Antarctica - #CallOnCCAMLR to protect Antarctica and secure the largest act of ocean protection in history. Sign the petition here.
  • Convention on Biological Diversity - COP15 (October and April/May 2022) - connect with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network to get more involved!
  • Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge - first-ever opportunity for people under 24 to share tech-based solutions to a broad range of world challenges. Ten young innovators will be selected to share $200,000+ in prize funding and mentorship from MIT. Application deadline: 18 January 2022.

Contact us if you'd like us to promote your upcoming event or opportunity!
This monthly update aims to support youth-focused organizations and emerging leaders by connecting and empowering youth across the globe with opportunities for positive action. It reaches subscribers in 150 countries and is part of a radically collaborative initiative to create a better future. Powered by the collective action of all, together we can grow a movement for a more equitable, sustainable and
healthy blue planet!