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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 →
Please help us provide life-changing support to aspiring young environmentalists worldwide as we honor them for protecting the Earth. Support AFN →
8-16 Years Old? We solemnly invite you to share your transformation from a normal kid into an Eco-Hero! What project are you doing to save the world? Share your tale of ecological glory with us for a chance to win up to $500!
Joris did! And he got to spend time with live cheetahs in Namibia. We award scholars from all 7 continents on Earth! Where will your Eco-Hero cape-r take you?
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.
MOMENTS FROM OUR 2016 AWARDS CEREMONY
From John (Jack) Muir Laws' exuberant encouragment that we take an "ecologists" eye view of our connection with our possessions, coming out of our boxes (or cubicles) to find the connections between ourselves and others, the things we surround ourselves with, and our environment--to Ryan's discovery that he can help prevent plastic bags from choking sharks-- this year's Eco-Hero Awards Ceremony was about relationships between people, creatures, and our environment-- and between the Eco-Heroes themselves! See our full gallery HERE!
From Our Newsletter:
Each action taken to create a healthier environment is an act of bravery — especially for young kids. Our International Young Eco- Heroes inspire us here at Action for Nature because they started with one courageous action — in Sonali’s case, taking up her parent’s challenge of spending $100 not on herself, but on recycling to create a fund for kids who need dental surgery...READ MORE
ECO-HERO OLIVIA: "OrdinARY ANGEL"
Eco-Hero Olivia's family in Florida was threatened by Hurricane Matthew this year. Ironically, it was the outreach of volunteers during her family's re-building after Hurrican Katrina that inspired her to give back!
Awards & Resources for
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