Action For Nature is proud to announce our 2019 International Young Eco-Hero Award Winners! They are scientists, inventors and activists, tackling the increasing problem of plastics entering our oceans, providing clean water and bathrooms for school children in Ghana, teaching others about pollination, wildlife conservation and trash collection. Learn more about these amazing youth!

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Help kids save the planet! For 15 years, Action for Nature has been honoring Eco-Heroes: 8-16 year olds who have completed a substantial project to help sustain our planet. Eco-Heroes have gone onto work as ambassadors for the UN, save cheetahs in Namibia, and work for Google while creating partnerships between China and the United States. Eco-Heroes are often creating connections between ecosystems and humans, making the world a more livable, breathable, and healthier place. Learn HOW TO APPLY.

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Every year since 2003, ACTION FOR NATURE has sought to recognize and reward young people 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 of up to $500, a certificate of achievement, and media coverage.


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Resources for

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

Environmentally-friendly educational resources, green degrees, career paths, and top paying green careers for young ecologists. 

Links for Students

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Parents & Teachers

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

Links for Adults

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