EE 30 Under 30

The 2022 call for nominations is now closed.
Check back here later this year to see the Class of 2022!

About EE 30 Under 30

Since 2016, NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 180 individuals from 40 countries who are making a difference through environmental education. To address today’s complex challenges, we need a diversity of perspectives, skills, and experiences. EE 30 Under 30 celebrates the unique and passionate leadership of talented young leaders around the world and gives them a professional boost to increase their impact. Each year our awardees join a growing alumni network of inspiring environmental education leaders and receive ongoing opportunities to network, grow professionally, and promote their work. Read more about the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 in their biographies below!

For questions or more information, contact Nina Hamilton at nina@naaee.org.

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Amanda Abrom

Age: 27
New York, New York, United States

Program Manager
Global Schools Program, SDSN
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Vihaan Agarwal

Age: 17
New Delhi , India

Founder
One Step Greener
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Francklin Barbier

Age: 26
Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti

Sea Turtle / Seabird Coordinator
Haiti Ocean Project
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Ellen Bashor

Age: 28
Prescott, Arizona, United States

Education Director / Environmental Education Instructor
Prescott Community Nature Center / Prescott College
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Aurelia Casey

Age: 28
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Program Director
Inner City Ranger
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Kimberly Casipe

Age: 25
Silay City, Philippines

Science Program Manager
Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc.
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Diamonique Clark

Age: 26
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Founder, Director
Black by Nature
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Achare Elvis Ayamba

Age: 27
Douala, Cameroon

Founder & Executive Director
ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD FOUNDATION (E2F)
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Forbi Perise Eyong Nyosai

Age: 24
Buea, Cameroon

Africa Regional Representative
Sustainable Ocean Alliance
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Amelia Fortgang

Age: 17
San Francisco, California, United States


Bay Area Youth Climate Summit
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Stephen Gachagua

Age: 27
Nanyuki, Kenya

Conservation Education Coordinator
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Sarah Goody

Age: 16
San Francisco, California, United States

Founder
Climate NOW
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Garvita Gulhati

Age: 21
Bangalore, India

Founder & CEO
Why Waste?
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Francisca Kasuku

Age: 27
Nairobi, Kenya

Conservation Education Enthusiast
Independent
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Sahana Kaur

Age: 17
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Founder and Director
Project All For All
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Prajna Cauvery Kotera Pooviah

Age: 25
Coimbatore, India

Program Director
Anaadi CREST
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Giulia Marzetti

Age: 29
Brussels, Belgium

Local Pathways Fellow
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth
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Julia Migné

Age: 29
Oxford, United Kingdom

Director
Conservation Optimism (University of Oxford)
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Joy Hayley Munthali

Age: 25
Lilongwe, Malawi

National Coordinator
Green Girls Platform
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Gloria Amor Paredes

Age: 30
Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

Ambassador
One Young World
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Carlos Perez Murcia

Age: 24
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Community Manager, Environmental Educator and Scuba Diving Instructor
Fundación Mundo Azul, Centro CIMAP.
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Emer Rafferty

Age: 18
Armagh, United Kingdom

Youth Environmental Leader
One Step Greener COP26 / Translink Changemaker
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Maiya Rainer

Age: 20
McKinleyville, California, United States

Senior Park Aide
California State Parks
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Jason Robinson

Age: 29
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Youth Program Facilitator
Ecosource
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Erin Shultz

Age: 29
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, United States

Conservation Education Manager
WAVE Foundation
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Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Age: 25
Kigali, Rwanda

CEO
The Green Fighter
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Pearls of Wisdom for Budding Conservationists

March 1, 2022

Conservation Optimism teamed up with the Whitley Fund for Nature to create a new toolkit full of...

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February 8, 2021

As part of the fifth anniversary of the launch of eePRO, NAAEE is featuring environmental education...

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Developing the Capacity of Youth Leaders to Drive...

January 12, 2021

Sean Russell, an EE 30 Under 30 Changemaker Grantee, shares about his experience piloting a new...

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September 16, 2020

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Online Palm Oil Lesson Plan

August 16, 2020

This online lesson plan, developed by the Orangutan Gang, allows teachers to mix and match four...

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NAAEE Announces First Cohort of EE 30 Under 30...

March 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce our first EE 30 Under 30 Changemaker grantees! Thanks to a new...