Zahra Abdi Hagi Mahamed, Somalia
Re-write the story of Somalia
I am part of a generation with a need to define our country and ourselves beyond an armed conflict — to debate, collaborate and sustain Somalia's new narrative and identity, told by Somali youth. When sharing stories of everyday people in Somalia, you're part of looking at the world from another perspective. Storytelling can be a powerful tool for change and important for us living in a conflict when turning the tide towards peace and economic growth.
Daren Paul Katigbak, Philippines
Your body does not belong to anybody
In many parts of the world, discussions of sexuality and reproductive health are considered as a taboo. Many young people including young LGBTIQ+, women and girls are also denied access to information and support that would enable them to protect themselves. Let’s build a world where people have equal rights to sexual and reproductive health, including access to family planning, HIV and STI health care services. Share these campaign placards to start the conversation!
Razan Dkhan, Syria
Use AI for equal medical care
AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning can play an important part in achieving accessible and equal medical care. Next generation tech is crucial to accelerate the global goals and a good place to start is to explore ideas and learn more about AI and machine learning. Check out this free course at Stanford University!
Fernanda Barros, Youth leader
Save the amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is one of the key elements in the fight against climate change. However, Amazonian people have no space in the public discussion. It is therefore important to empower youth Amazonian voices. As co-founder of Fridays for Future Amazônia, I urge you to get involved and stay updated.
Anjali Sharma, Youth Leader
Stop future coal mine
Support a crucial climate case in Australia. A decision to approve a new mine came only weeks after IPCC's latest report stressing the urgent need to stop burning coal. We won a historic victory in court, holding the minister accountable for children’s exposure to coal emissions, but the government still continues to approve coal mines. Help spread the word to hold decision makers accountable.
Reshma Kosaraju, Innovator
Prevent forest fires
In United States, 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans. In my project, "AI Against Forest Fires", I use AI technology to predict which areas can be affected by forest fires. The app is currently in test by firefighters and a proof that by using an innovative mindset combined with cutting edge tech, there is unlimited problem-solving solutions right in front of us. Find out what you can do to prevent fires.
Yash Narayan, Innovator
Stop wasting waste
Inaccurate waste disposal is a huge environmental problem. It is contributing to almost as much CO2 emissions as the entire fleet of cars in USA. The app DeepWaste provides instantaneous, low-cost, and accurate waste classification. Download the app to make sure you dispose your waste correctly.
Lesein Mutunkei, Football player
NKOSI NYATHI, Youth leader
Always choose renewable energy
To fight the changing climate, we need carbon neutral energy sources. Choose renewable energy when you can – weather it is for your home, business, or an investment. Ask questions to your electricity provider, employer, bank or parents to make sure that you support renewable!
Isabelle Axelsson, Youth leader
Learning that works for you
Information about climate justice can be hard to find or difficult to understand. Luckily, lots of people communicate it in easy, accessible ways online! Find out what works for you – whether it’s articles, podcasts or videos. Check out my recommendations of great videos to watch to learn more about climate crisis.
Jan Eliasson, Former Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
Take action for the planet
In order to build a better tomorrow we need a surge of actions towards the 17 Global Goals - from sustainable production and consumption, to transport, water, wildlife, well you know them all by now. And that requires that we all take action. Act now, and challenge your friends to take action at heart17.com
Sergio Reynaga, Youth leader
A Climate Action Weekend
Ready for a challenge? Go “Meatless Friday” (make a delicious vegetarian dish instead), “Green Saturday” (no transportation using fossil fuels, try walking or bicycling) and “Lazy Sunday” (take some time off and watch some environmental documentaries like ‘Earth’ or ‘An Inconvenient Truth’).
Nicki Becker, Youth leader
Shaan Kumar, Youth leader
Buy second hand
Switching to buy local or second hand can help reduce the energy and resources that go into creating and shipping clothing. There could be a higher environmental cost hidden behind low price-tag on fast fashion. Invest in clothes that will last longer or give new life to clothes by buying second hand.