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ACTION FOR NATURE (AFN)

Pollution, overcrowding, global warming, species extinction —everyone knows the Earth is in trouble. Is there anything we can do? We believe in the capability of our youth to help.  Our Mission →

Personal Action Is a Powerful Weapon

Action For Nature encourages young people to foster love and respect for nature by taking personal action to better their environments.  Eco-Hero Awards →

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Please help us provide life-changing support to aspiring young environmentalists worldwide as we honor them for protecting the Earth.  Support AFN  →


OUR WINNERS' ACHIEVEMENTS

Every year since 2003, Action For Nature has sought to recognize and reward young people ages 8-16 who are taking action to solve the world’s tough environmental problems.
 
Youth from countries around the globe send in their stories and explain their work. Then a panel of judges including experts in environmental science, biology and education determines the year’s top achievers. Each Eco-Hero Award winner receives a cash prize, a certificate of achievement and other benefits. 

We thank all of the wonderful and amazing young environmentalists whose work helps transform the world.


Awards & Resources for
YOUNG ECOLOGISTS

Photo: Gabriela of Puerto Rico teaching students about local bird life.

Our International Young Eco-Heroes Awards program recognizes children and teens who have completed a personal action project.

Eco-Hero Awards  &  Links for Students


Resources For
Parents & Teachers

Photo: teacher with students learning about the natural world

Action For Nature provides resources for parents and teachers of ecologically-minded students who want to make a difference.

Links for Adults


our winners' locations

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