Spirit of Youth – Appreciating the Inspiring Young Environmentalists
Young Environmentalists are Leveraging their Time and Social Media to make a Difference and I'm all for it!
Thanks to the climate crisis, environmentalism has long left the school textbooks and finally found its way into most of our lives today. A part of this progress is also due to the relentless hard work of activists all around the world, causing this much-needed push in the green direction. Delighted to witness that the younger generation is also participating in, even spearheading, the awareness campaigns in large numbers.
The young environmentalists are making sure their online presence is not merely about their food and travel adventures. Significantly, they’re also dedicating their time and effort to talk about issues that matter.
Dana Fisher, a sociologist studying activism rightfully said,
“Young people have been talking about climate change for decades. But the latest generation of protestors is louder and more coordinated than its predecessors. Young people are getting so much attention that it draws more young people into the movement.”
A global survey involving 27,000 people found that about 59% of gen-Z desire to live more environmentally-friendly. Not just gen-Z, even Millennials (55%) desire the same.
As you can see, not only does the youth cares for the planet they are also passionate about helping others and living a healthy life. Hence, it is safe to say that we are nurturing a promising and considerate set of future generations.
In 2018, too, it was a 15-years-old activist – Greta Thunberg, who garnered global attention to the climate crisis. Her powerful voice inspired millions around the globe, leading to the foundation of the ‘Fridays For Future’ (FFF) campaigns. FFF is a youth-led grassroots movement.
Today, every country has its own FFF groups set up to engage people in taking climate action. In India alone, almost every state, every city has its own FFF team. Almost all volunteers here are young environmentalists trying to mobilize the masses to take urgent climate action.
Even before Greta, young activists such as Autumn Peltier (Canada), Ridhima Pandey (India), Leah Namugerwa (Uganda), Xiye Bastida (Mexico), and more have paved the way for people like us.
It’s hard not to get inspired when you come across such dedicated young individuals, isn’t it?
Times are changing. More and more people are willing to make sustainable changes to their lifestyles. If you, too, are looking for some inspiration to start your eco-conscious journey, look no more.
Allow these young changemakers, who are leveraging their time and social media to push for a sustainable change, to guide you. Be sure to click that follow button for your daily dose of sustainability education and eco inspiration.
Inspiring Young Environmentalists and Sustainability Enthusiasts You Must Know
Talk Dharti To Me (TDTM)
TDTM is a team of youth educating people on pressing environmental and sustainability issues through their blogs and engaging online presence.
Their insightful content and webinars will convince you to start important conversations that our society needs to discuss today.
“Talk Dharti To Me emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for conversations about sustainability. We seek to inspire people and communities to act for a better self-sustainable future.”
Going by the username @green_fille, Arushi Kaushik is a student of environmental science and a passionate sustainability enthusiast.
She creates fun, engaging, and informative content for educating her audience on environmental sustainability.
Her posts will also keep you updated with the latest environmental issues, so that you realize why you must take action.
With @didyousaykabaad, Saniya, an architect by profession, teaches how to live an eco-friendly life without having to change much of your existing lifestyle.
She offers content full of tips and tricks while making you aware of sustainable alternatives to conventional products.
She highlights sustainable businesses, posts easy DIY videos, and fun reels, all of which will help you live an eco-conscious life for sure!
Tejas Talware's Nashik Ploggers
Tejas Talware’s @nashikploggers is a community that is on a mission to work for a cleaner Nashik.
While plogging is at the center of their initiative, that’s not all that they do. They also organize tree plantation drives and several other social awareness campaigns, which you, too, can be a part of.
Following up on their work and the initiatives they take up will certainly provide you a source of green inspiration.
Vyshnavi’s @theindianminimalist is a one-stop profile to know all about veganism, minimalism, low-impact living, and much more!
She’s a sustainability influencer and an entrepreneur, doing her best to promote an ethical and responsible lifestyle. In addition, Vyshnavi’s expertise in skincare is a bonus that might help enhance your self-care regime as well!
Follow her to know every good thing she does for the planet. Let that be an inspiration for you.
Urvari is yet another youth-led organization working for a better tomorrow.
Be it cleaning up beaches, planting trees, upcycling plastic waste, or donating food, these young changemakers have everything covered.
Know them, follow them, and join them in making a positive impact. You can also volunteer and work with the team to together make a difference.
These are only a few of the many young environmentalists and youth-led organizations out there who are doing their bid for our beautiful world.
Only a responsible generation sows the seeds for a fruitful future. Considering the rise in youth participation in issues that matter, the future does look promising.
Both Gen-Z and millennials today are increasingly showing concerns for the future of our planet. We do not need statistics to prove this, as we can witness this all around us. We are no longer afraid of demanding systemic change and holding those who are accountable. May this momentum keep going and growing with each passing day. It’s about time we stand up for our future.
If you know some more young changemakers then do comment down below. Let’s acknowledge their efforts and empower them.
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