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keep our planet alive & well

Help kids save the planet! For 14 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.


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, a certificate of achievement and other benefits. 


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  ... READ MORE


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

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

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