Action for Nature Announces 2020 “International Young Eco-Hero Award” Winners 17 Eco-Conscious Youth from Around the World Honored for Environmental Achievements
San Francisco – Today, Action for Nature (AFN) announced its 2020 Young Eco-Hero award winners, honoring 17 young environmental activists from across the globe for their creative initiatives aimed at tackling the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. “These children, pre-teens, and teens have shown that the next generation is refusing to simply stand on the sidelines but instead is turning its passion for helping the planet into projects that have tangible, positive impacts on the environment now,” said Beryl Kay, president of Action for Nature, an international non-profit organization that encourages young people to nurture a love and respect for Earth’s natural resources and to take personal action to better their environments.
“Through their commitment, these young activists are shaping the world around them and inspiring other young people to take action to protect our Earth.” Awarded annually, these outstanding young people from across the globe are selected by a panel of independent judges, including experts in environmental science, biology, and education. For the past seventeen years, the International Young Eco-Hero Awards have honored global youth in two categories – 8 to 12 years old and 13 to 16 years old – who are taking important steps to solve tough environmental problems.
Since 2003, Action for Nature has recognized more than 277 young people from nearly 30 countries and over 25 U.S. states. The winners will present their work at a virtual event, the 2020 International Eco-Hero Awards Conference, anchored in San Francisco on September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am PST. For more information about how to attend and to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited.