Go Green Cyber Gear


 

 
 

Follow Us On Twitter    Become A Fan On Facebook    Visit Our Instagram Page   Network With Us on LinkedIn    Subscribe To Our News Alerts


Go Green Pledge

Download Go Green Widget

Download Go Green News Ticker


Hosted on Green Server Hosted on Green Server
Go Green An Ekotribe Initiative

Green Stories
Change text size:
Young Champions of the Earth
Send  your comments Send your comments Green Stories

Young Champions of the Earth

Sponsored Sites
Shop Online for
Eco-Friendly Products
Cyber Gear

Seven environmental trailblazers between the ages of 18 and 30 will be taking home the coveted Young Champions of the Earth Prize, the UN’s highest environmental honor, for their ambitious project ideas to restore and protect the environment.

The winning young entrepreneurs hailing from all over the world are:

Shady Rabab, taking home the prize for addressing poverty and waste management in Egypt by making musical instruments from trash and training young people in a band.

Hugh Weldon, recognized for his smartphone app which calculates a user’s ecologic footprint based on scanned shopping receipts.

Heba Al-Farra, for her support to female environmental professionals in the green industry across the Middle East and North Africa.

Arpit Dhupar, for his groundbreaking technique that filters 90 percent of particulate matter from diesel generators and turning it into ink, without impairing mechanical performance.

Miao Wang, receiving the prize for her Better Blue initiative, which empowers divers to conserve and protect the ocean.

Miranda Wang, for her novel technology to turn plastic pollution into new resources for a sustainable economy.

Gator Halpern, who launched a network of coral farms to restore endangered reefs, restoring vibrant ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

Each of them will be recognized at the annual Champions of the Earth awards ceremony on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York City on 26 September. In the countdown to the event, UN Environment is profiling these young innovators and their big ideas. 

Each Young Champion will receive US $15,000 in seed funding, training and mentoring. With support from UN Environment and partners Covestro, The DO School and CoalitionWILD the winners will be given tools to scale up their projects over the next year. Their journey and project milestones will be documented on social media through regular updates and video blogs.

“For all the urgent environmental challenges we face, these Young Champions are a powerful reminder that the solutions to these challenges are within our grasp,” Head of UN Environment Erik Solheim said. “Each of these winners has a unique story to tell. Taken together the message our Young Champions send to the world is even stronger: Together we can innovate the future we want while preserving the environment we need.”

From a worldwide pool of thousands, finalists stood out for game changing environmental ideas and the innovate concepts to bring them to life. Vetted by a global jury includingCovestro Chief Executive Office Markus Steilemann, CoalitionWILD Director Crista Valentino, UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake and UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim, ultimately these seven were chosen as the 2018 Young Champions of the Earth.

“Once again, young people around the world have come up with amazing new ideas to help protect the environment,” says Dr. Steilemann. “We are pleased to support this second year of the competition as it completely fits our own global commitment, to make the world a brighter place. As a leading global supplier of high-tech materials for sustainable development, we are partnering with UN Environment to motivate young innovators to tackle the enormous challenges our planet is facing.”

About the Young Champions of the Earth

The Young Champions of the Earth Prize was first started in 2017, offering the prestigious and highly successful Champions of the Earth platform – with laureates including heads of state, inspiring scientists, and environmental visionaries – to brilliant young environmentalists with a vision and a plan for the future. 

About UN Environment

UN Environment is the leading global voice on the environment. It provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UN Environment works with governments, the private sector, the civil society and with other UN entities and international organizations across the world. 











5
 
 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Click here to request a copy of How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Green Speak
Click here to request a copy of useful Eco Jargon.
Some non green numbers from Go Green
Click here to request a copy of Non Green Numbers by Go Green.
10 Ways to Go Green
Click here to request a copy of 10 Practical Ways to Go Green.
Facts About Global Warming
Click here to request a copy of Facts About Global Warming.
Top 10 Reasons to Recycle
Click here to request a copy of Top 10 Reasons to Recycle.
Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets.
Go Green at Work
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Work?
Go Green at Home
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Home?
The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms
Click here to request a copy of The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms.
The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases
Click here to request a copy of The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases.
Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita.
We accept guest posts.
Link to Us Tell A Friend Subscribe to News Alerts


advertise-with-us
 

Go-Green.ae has 2,395 Green Stories, 149 Green Product Reviews, 7886 Green News Headlines , 387 Organisations in the Green Directory, 391 Green Book Reviews, 478 Green Videos, 205 Green Tips and 1751 Go Green Ambassadors in 117 countries.
Green Resources
Another Cyber Gear Site