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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.

 

This is the third edition of the Project. Previously editions showcased teen pandemic helpers and champions of tolerance.

"As recently as last week I listened to 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.

USA

THE CURRENT

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Larry Perez of the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program describes his strategies for protecting parks while improving equitable access to national parks and how he confronts climate change misinformation and skepticism. 

THE FULL REPORT

[PODCAST 00:26:00]

REPORTING by ARIELLE KOUYOUMDJIAN 

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES on MEDIUM

Dhruvi Gupta has created a new kind of toothbrush that's designed to reduce plastic waste.

THE FULL STORY

 

REPORTING by SAUMYA CAUHAN

1 JUNE 2021

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INDIA

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Getting rid of straws was just the start

of Aditya Mukarji's quest

to defeat plastic pollution.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by SANJITHA S.

1 JUNE 2021

IRELAND

YOUTHFORPOSTIVECHANGE.COM

Aya Abu Alfabegan began persuading Beirut restaurants to stop using plastic straws in 2019. The country's multiple challenges since then have made the work harder, but she's far from giving up.

THE FULL STORY

 

REPORTING by RORY RUSNAK

1 JUNE 2021

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BELGIUM

EUROPEAN SCHOOL BRUSSELS 2

Attending a talk on sustainability turned philosophy teacher Matthew Pye into a climate activist, and his students are thankful.

THE FULL STORY

On a page with other stories.

REPORTING by Thomas Karmarker

1 JUNE 2021

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USA

YR MEDIA

Since she was 8, Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny has worked to restore clean water to the most challenged sections of her hometown of Flint, Michigan.

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THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by ETTA WASHBURN

1 JUNE 2021

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INDIA

YOCee.in

Manasvini Sekar of Chennai helps maintain the rooftop garden in her school and persuades children and the community to recycle used newspapers. Podcast [00:03:41] and transcript.

THE FULL STORY

 

 

REPORTING by STHUTHI ARUN

1 JUNE 2021

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INDIA

YOCee.in

If you want to know about the power of seed balls, just ask Naren Villuri, age 10.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by HUSSAIN TOPIWALA

1 JUNE 2021

BELGIUM

EUROPEAN SCHOOL BRUSSELS 2

When the pandemic prevented in-person protests, Amélie Zimmerman took paintbrush in hand to remind Brussels residents that the fight was far from over.

THE FULL STORY

 

REPORTING by MAYA BLENKINSOP

1 JUNE 2021

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES on MEDIUM

Vikramjeet “Max” Singh Kanwar started his recycling efforts six years ago when he was 12. Now, he runs Max Xchange serving more than 4000 customers to recycle and upcycle paper and plastic into useful objects.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by YASHASVINI VERMA

1 JUNE 2021

INDIA

YOCee.in

Eight-year-old artist Ahana Rhea Berkin teaches others how to transform waste into useful items and artful creations with a message, such as the piece she's working on in the photo at right: a hive from recycled plastic to highlight the importance of bees

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by SANJITHA S

1 JUNE 2021

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USA

PBS NEWSHOUR/STUDENT REPORTING LAB

Florida students collaborated to create a device to save water in everyday life.

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THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by AIDAN FEENEY, ETHAN COHEN, NELLIE JOHNSON, JETT ZIMMERMAN

1 JUNE 2021

INDIA

YOCee.in

Marine engineer Vidhyasagar Dharmaraj got hooked on sustainable  farming and now shows local farmers and agriculture students how to do it themselves.

The FULL STORY

 

 

 

 

REPORTING by DHURAI. A. NAVANEETHAM

1 JUNE 2021

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INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES on MEDIUM

Abhishek Singh Bias and and Chandraprabha Sharma persuaded their neighbors in Ayodhya to help clean up the polluted Saryu, home to dolphins and to way too much pollution.

THE FULL STORY

REPORTING by RIDDHI RASTOGI

9 JUNE 2021