YOUCAN is an initiative that seeks to redefine environmentalism with a projection of 13 million young environmentalists in the next quarter century working on conservation from home, with local governments and communities to protect the natural world and improve our planets health. They work on short term and long term experiential learning programmes to empower and inspire the youth to become environmentalists, creating real world educative experiences around ecology and conservation. They run multiple programmes to nurture and mentor young people to work on storytelling about nature, bringing together volunteers who become earth educators through fellowships.
Why they are the right choice for others:
- A community led effort that uses talents and resources to include as many young people as possible to work on local impact in environmentalism.
- Thinking at scale to ensure environmental awareness is spread from the home to communities through youth led efforts.