Meet our Youth Ambassadors

We are delighted to introduce our new cohort of 15 Transform Our World Youth Ambassadors.

These inspiringly passionate young people are between the ages of 11-16 years old, and are from secondary schools across the UK. Over the next few months they will work alongside the Transform Our World team to develop events, campaigns and other exciting projects.

 

The Youth Ambassadors will meet online weekly to work together on creating sessions, making social media content, inputting their ideas on the events and discussing their thoughts and feelings on the climate crisis. There is a role for everyone to play when it comes to being a Youth Ambassador.

Hello! My name is Kairavi and I live in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. 

As far as we know, we only have one planet to live and right now we are damaging our only home. Millions of people, mainly in third world countries, are suffering pollution that lots of developed countries emit. In the coming years, it just won't be them but we will also be suffering through the effects of climate that was created by our parents and us in our childhood. 

 

This is why I want to spread awareness about this issue within young people so that we can find a sustainable way of living in the future. The responsibility of saving our planet from disastrous damage lies on us and the future generations. So if not us, then who will save the unique beauty of our planet? 

Kaivari

Jonathan 

Hello, I’m Jonathan and I come from Worcester. 

 

I wanted to become a youth ambassador because I care about climate change and the damage it causes to the environment and humanity. I am particularly passionate about reducing food waste and I want to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

 

I think that everyone on Earth should be taking climate action, from the top politicians around the world who can drive significant changes to everyone who’s seemingly insignificant, these changes can add up to a massive impact when added together. 

 

It is important for young people to learn and understand the issue of climate change because the current young generation is the best hope at saving our planet. We need to work together to change the attitudes of past generations and inspire future generations with environmental education which will allow the planet time to heal before it is too late. 

Hi my name is Himani, and I live in Harrow. 

 

I really wanted to become a youth ambassador because I loved the message they were spreading and the actions they were taking to help save our planet. I think what really appealed to me was how it was the youth who were pushing this forward and helping drive the message across other young people. 

 

I think it’s really important that we as young people start to take action, because it’s our home that’s dying and our future that is going to face the brunt of the impact so we need to do something about it. Just because some of the impacts are not directly felt doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t exist, so it is important for us to be able to spread this message and make people more climate conscious. 

Himani

Liam 

Hello, my name is Liam and I live in Oldbury.

I think that it is so important that the youth know about the issue of climate change because it is happening right in the palm of their hands. You can't see it but it's taking its action but as a Youth Ambassador and lover of the Planet Earth we need to seize action and stop the negativity from happening. Climate change is the long-term shift in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. Things have changed since burning fossil fuels, deforestation and a decrease of some amazing animals. The future for the youth wont be as bright as it seems. It won't be a win of a championship cup. It won't be a new pack of paper. The world is dying as the future for not us but every single unique person no matter their race, their ethnicity, their sexualllity. We won't fight as a single. We will fight as a group. We will fight as a country. We will fight as people who look at the other side of things. We need to act and that is why I applied to be a Youth Ambassador with Transform Our Worlds. We are building a plan to make the Planet a better place to be in. We will make this a better pathway.

Thank You, and carry on being the warriors you are , Liam 

Hi, my name is Freya, I live in Padbury, Buckinghamshire in Southeast England. Padbury is a small and pretty village with an eco-organisation called 'Greener Padbury' which I have had some involvement with.  

  

I wanted to be a Youth Ambassador as I am passionate about climate action and always on the lookout for ways to make a difference. Someone from the Greener Padbury group recommended Youth Ambassadors to me and I applied right away! It was exactly what I had been looking for without realising it.  I can't wait to meet the other Youth Ambassadors and discuss pressing environmental matters and the ways that we can help fight them. 

  

I believe everyone who is able should take climate action. This can be as little as leaving a patch of grass to overgrow, increasing habitat for insects (including vital pollinators) or simply recycling anything that can be recycled. I also believe it is very important that governments take climate action and lead their countries to a cleaner and greener future as they have the ability to make decisions and implement rules and regulations bringing bigger changes and a positive impact on the planet. 

Freya T

Mansi

My name is Mansi, and I am from Rainham, Greater London.

I wanted to be a youth ambassador because I know there is not nearly enough action that is being taken to combat climate change. We are the people who need to take charge and take action to make our world safer for the coming generations. Our past may have caused this, but we have the power so let’s stop it. Our small sacrifices will allow us to have a vast and important impact on the world of the future and we can influence others to start making changes. The ultimate responsibilities lie in our government, but we can be a small start to bigger causes. Doing things like use renewable energy sources and altering your lifestyle choices (your diet and your home) to reduce global warming can massively help our world in this journey. 

 

It is vital for the younger generations to understand and learn about climate change as it can help us to get a grasp on how current world issues can take a toll on us and be much more impactful than initially believed. Understanding how it affects us can lead to our generations and the future generations wanting to act. We can be a driving force to a much more sustainable, safer future.  

I live in the world heritage city of Bath. Bath is an integral reason why I wanted to be a Youth Ambassador (YA). In Bath, you can walk anywhere and are always in close proximity to a park. Bath is also the first ever UK city to introduce a Green Zone. So a huge amount of the qualities I want to display are shown in the qualities of the city of Bath - initiative, foresight and conservation in the face of climate change. 

 

I have always wanted to be a YA for many reasons. I believe that for humanity to survive and thrive, success against climate change is the keystone. Our future is intrinsically tied to the future of our planet. 

 

Another reason I have always wanted to be a YA is that I wanted the opportunity to expand knowledge of the problem amongst my peers. We need to make the issue of climate change an everyday conversation and action throughout the youth. 

 

In my opinion, it is the governments of developed countries that have to lead the way in taking action. We need to put more pressure on our governments to act now, today, in addition to setting targets for the future. The quickest way to do this is through the education of the youth. 

 

We, all YAs, are in that moment where we are going to soon become voters and engage with policies of the political parties and policy makers in the government. We need to actively be canvassing for positive climate manifestos to improve the world we live in today and the world we leave for our children. 

Ranbir

Maisie

Hello, my name is Maisie and I live in Peebles.

I think the people that need to taking climate action specifically are big companies and corporations because they’re responsible for contributing to climate change through their making of their products and transport. Of   course, everyone should be doing their part to help, but the sole responsibility shouldn’t be on the individual when there are whole industrys polluting the air we breathe and destroying our natural land. The government also has a responsibility to implement laws that tackle climate change and force corporations to take accountability. 

It’s important for young people to learn about the issue of climate change because it’s going to affect us the most. We are the generation that is living through it. We need to be educated about what climate change is and what we can do on an individual level to help prevent it. 

My name is Freya and I live in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

I really wanted to become a Youth Ambassador because I am completely obsessed with the ocean and you'll always find me near water. With so many problems facing marine life and biodiversity I really wanted to make an impact to give back to the sea.

I think that everyone should get their hands stuck in to protect and conserve our planet! Even if it’s super small things, if everyone started doing these, it would make a massive difference overall.

I'm super excited to have such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait for what happens next!!

Freya M

Lydia

Hey everyone!

My name is Lydia and I’m from South East London.

One of the main reasons I wanted to become a youth ambassador was because I have always had a strong passion for protecting the environment - having the opportunity to act as a role model for those younger than me and showing them that no matter how old you are, your voice can make a difference.

I believe that the younger generation must be taking climate action , as we are the only ones capable of allowing mother nature to reach its full potential once again.

Hi, I'm Max and I live in Manchester.

I believe that climate action is everyone's responsibility. However, as a young person, it can be difficult to know what we can do that will truly make a difference. 

In my role as Youth Ambassador, I want to help empower my generation. I want to enable and inspire them to make small, simple changes in their day to day lives that will have a positive impact on their communities, towns and our amazing planet.

I want them to feel hopeful that, by working together, we can make a difference to the future of planet Earth and all who call it home.

Max

Jennifer

Hey there! My name is Jennifer and I live in North London. 

 

I wanted to become a Youth Ambassador as I believe that issues such as global warming need to be tackled swiftly and effectively to protect our planet, and being a part of an organisation that embraces this mission is wonderful. 

 

I think that we all need to unite and come together under this cause to make more decisive actions to combat this, but I also strongly believe that those in power, whether through wealth or politics, should take responsibility and make larger strides. Until there is accountability and suitable action, this will severely hinder progress. 

 

As the younger generation who will take on the world in the future, it is vital for young people to be more aware and begin to think: “What actions can I take to minimise damage to the environment? Who can help make changes in the law and other decisions that will help our planet?” Our generation is already starting to be more informed, which is great and I think we have the potential to go even further. 

Hello, my name is Esther and I live in Telford, Shropshire.   

I believe it is important for young people to learn and understand the issues of climate change because it is something that affects us all. Our generation is growing up with the aftermath of elevated levels of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and gas.  As oil companies continue to pollute ecosystems, manufacturers continue to use fossil fuels and forested lands fall victim to deforestation, the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere increase having devastating effects on our planet and each other.  

According to Office of National Statics (ONS), climate change is a substantial threat to human health in the UK and globally through direct and indirect mechanisms. Heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, floods, and severe storms – accepted to be linked to climate change – have increased globally in recent years. In addition, research has identified associations between heatwaves, extreme weather, and health conditions and causes of death including cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. These effects have also been observed on maternal and infant health, violent behaviour, and suicide.  

In circumstances like these it is extremely easy to helplessly feel like the situation is out of your control, but there is always something we can do to save our climate. Minor things include walking or taking public transport and recycling. However most importantly, speak up and have these critical conversations about this issue to those in power or even to close family and friends.

It is only by gathering support and working together can we effectively act on climate change.  

Esther

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