4 May 2017

Receive $15,000 in seed funding and intensive mentoring to bring your big idea to life

Young Champions of the Earth

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Each year, six young people – one from each global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life. The application period opens on 22 April and closes at midnight GMT on 18 June 2017.

If you have a big idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a vision for a more sustainable future; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth.

Read more about how to apply. Note that you will need to identify a sponsor who can vouch for the viability of your idea and for you as an individual. To give your sponsor sufficient time to make a recommendation, it is recommended that you prepare your application well in advance of the deadline.

Website: http://www.unep.org/youngchampions/