Vina, a student in Shanghai, was inspired to take action after seeing how much plastic pollution makes it into the environment. She and her classmates collected plastic waste on campus and used it to create art to inspire others.
Varin ran two material drives while educating his peers about food insecurity, climate change and homelessness to inspire and inform the community.
Tabor set out to improve his community due to the lack of of green space around underprivileged areas of Brooklyn. Learn how he has requested over 50 trees to be planted and has expanded the project to all of Brooklyn.
Project partners Noelle and Marissa held a collection drive and raised funds through a hot chocolate stand to benefit refugees who have been displaced by climate change in their community.
Learn how Esther implemented her project to collect many donations from community members!
Miami Student Takes on Climate Change by Organizing Forest Restoration and Raising Money for a Nature Camp
Learn how Alex overcame obstacles to ultimately organize a forest restoration and invasive plant removal field trip with her high school.
Kate participated in the Climate Leaders Fellowship and created a project that will help limit overconsumption during her school's spirit week.
Learn how Malaika raised funds to purchase and donate eco-friendly socks to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Texas Students Donate 240 Articles of Warm Clothing & Blankets Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
Students across Texas found similar needs in their local communities and successfully ran winter clothing and blanket donation drives!
Virginia Teen Wins Presidential Service Award and Fights Climate Change With Two Amazing Fellowship Projects
Marin participated in two cycles of the Climate Leaders Fellowship, and was even a student facilitator that led bi-monthly meetings. Read her guest post about her Fellowship experiences.
Rustic Spirit Spotlights x Climate Leaders Fellowship: Student Impact Goes Coast to Coast in the USA
Read about Ruby and Elyse’s efforts during the Climate Leaders Fellowship in California and New York!
Climate Fellowship Teens Set Out to Raise Funds and Educate Their Community About Ocean Acidification
Harrison and his Climate Leaders Fellowship project partner worked to raise funds and educate their Pebble Beach community about how ocean waters are changing. Read how they did it!
Carla started a donation drive to collect books for local juvenile detention facilities. Learn how she got amazing results for her Climate Leaders Fellowship project and is now working to establish clubs at different high schools to bring juvenile prison reform to the public eye.
Matthew Lee is a 9th grader living in California. Through the Climate Leaders Fellowship, Matthew was able to learn about climate change in a way that was outside of his comfort zone and he was glad he did it.
Sunghoon is a 16-year-old student living on Jeju Island, an UNESCO Reserve. He has noticed the effects of climate change on the island and set out to raise awareness during the Climate Leaders Fellowship.
Audrey and Hanna from the Bay Area, California were project partners in the Climate Leaders Fellowship program. Learn how they launched a donation drive to donate many shoes to homeless shelters.
Grace joined the third cycle of the Climate Leaders Fellowship and raised funds to purchase and donate 450 pairs of socks! Read more about her project here.
Rustic Pathways students spend time with indigenous families in multiple countries to learn about their cultures. Here are some of the people they meet while traveling.
Imagine ziplining to school or having chess be part of your standard curriculum. School looks quite different in other parts of the world. Take a look.
Plastic Use, Fast Fashion and Food Waste: How Teenagers Worldwide Are Combating Environmental Issues
Students participating in the Climate Leaders Fellowship program in the Spring of 2022 designed a plethora of projects to tackle waste management issues.