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WHAT'S GOING ON   The World Teenage Reporting Project > Climate Champions showcases profiles by teenage reporters from around the world of other teenagers (and sometimes children or adults the reporters chose) who are succeeding in the quest to save the planet.

 

Previous editions showcased teen pandemic helpers and champions of tolerance.

"Far too recently, I heard some very esteemed adults at a major global conference who still felt the need to tell young people what they should be doing around saving the planet, when it is clearly the young who are leading the way in so many forms. We are very happy to be able to show some examples and very thankful for the work of the teenage journalists and their mentors who made this storytelling possible."

-- Dr. Aralynn McMane, Director, Global Youth & News Media

 

World Teenage Reporting Project participant organizations HERE Some comments about and coverage of the project HERE.

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This showcase spotlights climate champions from India. For student journalists there, as Revathi R, editor of the Chennai -based youth newsroom YOCee.in put it, "it is a real stress-buster to get to know and speak to people with positive thoughts during a time when [the students are otherwise] reading and reporting about the Covid-19 pandemic."

 

“The solutions journalism approach to the stories gives them hope that the society is taking the issue seriously and working towards solutions,” she said.


Vira Sharma, managing editor of The Global Times, the journalism project of Amity International Schools, also thinks this focus benefits her team:

 

“From social initiatives by teenagers during pandemic to young climate warriors, The Global Times reporters got a chance to understand various issues, the underlying root problems and their innovative solutions as they went around interviewing their peers in India.“

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Raghav Pardasani,18, produces hand-made bags from the "stubble" farmers leave behind in fields after they harvest rice straw, which they would normally have burned, adding massively to the pollution of Delhi from its neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

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REPORTING by ANUSHKA RAMESH

INDIA

YOCEE.IN

Manya Harsha, 11, can show you how to turn your vegetable peelings into paper, or even an Indian flag.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by DAYA LAKSHMI MUKUNDAN 

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THE GLOBAL TIMES

Famed recycling veteran Dr. Binish Desai first figured out how to make bricks from waste at age 11. Now he focuses using masks and other pandemic debris to do the same.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by JAYA JHA

INDIA

YOCEE.IN

Shri Krishna started in 2014 as a teenage volunteer at the Environmental Foundation of India (EFI). Now he's on the payroll, helping them communicate.

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REPORTING by MUSTAFA TOPIWALA

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Smita Ahuja (insert) helped artists turn other people's throw-aways into a park full of wonder.

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REPORTING by AYUSHI JAIN

& RIDDHI RASTOGI

INDIA

YOCEE.IN

For Asawari Mathur, 22, producing toiletries includes the very hard work of remaining eco-friendly from start to finish.

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REPORTING by SHALINI RAMESH 

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

How Ashita Singhal, at left, has turned throw-away scraps of fabric into fashion house stars while helping revive the art of weaving.

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REPORTING by SUHANI SIROHI

& SHUBHIKA GARG

INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Avishi Sahoo turns 20-liter bottles into household water-saving devices that capture the excess from the family's purification system.

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REPORTING by ANANTA TANEJA

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INDIA

YOCEE.IN

This team got apartment complex residents to work together in harvesting rainwater in ways that would combat receding groundwater levels.

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VIDEO REPORTING

by MAITREYI ARAVINDAN

INDIA

YOCEE.IN

Janani Venkitesh talks about how her group has persuaded Chennai residents to do a better job at discarding electronic equipment.

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REPORTING by MEDHA R

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Activist-filmmaker Vijay Sehrawat promotes the impact of documentaries and youth leadership in the quest ot ecological justice and climate rescue.

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REPORTING by NIHARIKA ROY