Award Recipients

2024 Top Honors Award Recipients

These young changemakers across the world are using their voice and ingenuity to tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental topics.

Philippines, U.S., Hong Kong

Mazah: Food Waste Fighting App

Noga Gercsak, Gabrielle Gervacio, Shradha Bista, Riya Zingade, Ishika Meel, Prithika Venkatesh

After meeting last summer at a coding camp for mobile apps, this team from across the globe is passionate about using code to solve real-world problems. They developed Mazah, a globally-designed app that helps minimize food waste to combat climate change.
Onitsha, Nigeria


Chidiebere Anigbogu
Chidiebere is passionate about leveraging science and technology to tackle climate challenges in Nigeria. He created TerraBox, a hands-on STEM kit that empowers children in his community to explore clean energy solutions.
Churumuco, Mexico

Semilla de Esperanza (Seed of Hope)

Ulises Yael Texta Ponce, Wiliam Artemio Texta Ponce, Diana Paola Ponce Nava, Perla Karina Ponce Gómez, Sasha Enriquez
This team is engaging youth in their community to form a network of active participation for protecting the endangered green macaw through monitoring, reforestation efforts, and community education.
Ericeira, Portugal

Trovador - Tree Planting Robot

Marta Bernardino
Passionate about robotics and concerned about deforestation, Bernardino created Trovador, a tree planting robot that improves reforestation efforts in Portugal’s mountainous areas. The project unites technology and communities to change the status quo and leaves no site left to be restored.
Tapachula, Mexico

Urban Pollinators

Evelyn Pinot

From a young age, Pinot showed interest and passion for the wildlife that inhabited Tapachula, Mexico. Pinot founded Polinizadores Urbanos (Urban Pollinators), an organization dedicated to the creation of sanctuaries for pollinators by cataloging and restoring native flowering plant species.

2024 Significant Achievement Award Recipients

These stewards of the planet have demonstrated a desire to make a positive impact in their community by designing innovative solutions for protecting our world.
Off-Bottom Oysters
Restoring Mississippi’s threatened oyster reef population through community education to create oyster gardens.
Mississippi, USA
Wildlife Superheroes
Protecting wildlife and reducing waste by educating community members through an immersive virtual reality experience.

Arizona, USA

Jóvenes Investigadores
(Young Researchers)
Protecting threatened bat species through the creation of a network of young bat researchers.


Permaculture Food Forest
Addressing climate change by promoting community-centered sustainable food production in Tanzania, Permaculture Food Forest.


Escuchando el Humedal
(Listening to the Wetland)
Protecting nature through storytelling by sharing soundscapes of wetland areas in Ensenada, Mexico, Escuchando el Humedal.


Dispensing Plastics
Exploring ways to reduce single-use plastic waste in schools in Nigeria.


Restoring the ocean by using artificial intelligence to monitor coral reef health.

United Kingdom and China

Trash Cup Challenge
Protecting nature and restoring the ocean by cleaning up waterways in Venice.


Gold Rice Straw
Cleaning the air by recycling gold rice straw into paper products to reduce emissions from burning.


Flow Essentials Pakistan
Reducing waste and improving community health by developing eco-friendly menstrual products.


2024 Honorable Mention Award Recipients

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Meet the 2023 Award Recipients

Lahore, Pakistan

Abdullah Shahid is an ardent environmentalist seeking to unearth the alarming traces of poor air quality of Lahore and cite these to the public of Pakistan. Shahid is aiming to provide a no-compromises alternative to the norms of transport used by all to get to school to put into effect a chain reaction of cutting down one’s carbon footprint and hence being a part of a conclusive goal.

Hillsborough, CA, USA

Kayla Ling is passionate about addressing social issues like the climate crisis, racial injustice, and gender inequity with hope-based solutions like film, writing, and community conversations. Her latest project, #NoWasteNation, creates a platform on Instagram for creative waste reducers to unite through social media. She hopes that by highlighting the creative actions of specific community leaders, other community members will be inspired to reduce waste themselves.

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Foresta Vivero was created after the forest fires affected the San Miguelito Sierra in 2019. A group of students concerned about the situation worked to contribute to the restoration of the damaged ecosystem. They talked to experts about their ideas to make sure that they had a positive impact and their actions would not affect the environmental balance.

Lexington, MA, USA

Soren Goldsmith is an award-winning wildlife photographer and conservationist based in Lexington, Massachusetts. He uses photography to tell stories that promote the protection of local ecosystems and wildlife. In his most recent project, he employs motion-activated cameras, or “camera traps”, to capture photos of elusive local wildlife. By placing the cameras deep in conservation properties, he reveals the unseen animals that live in his town.

New Bussa, Nigeria

Nancy Nkili, Ayomide Alagbe, Oluwaseyi Aina, Mercy Ojotola, and Naimat Lukman are part of the MESL School Environmental Protection Club (MSEPC) in New Bussa, Nigeria. The objective of the club is to enlighten its members of the need to protect our environment and identify ways they can contribute to protecting the environment.

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