6 young eco-activists – real “heroes of our time”

A huge portrait of Greta Thunberg was created on the facade of one building in San Francisco. And in Israel, her picture is used to frighten those who like plastic utensils. While their peers choose outfits and dance in clubs, these young people are fighting for the future of the entire planet. They aren’t afraid to hold a debate with oil barons and world-class politicians.

Today we’re going to talk about the new-style media personalities. They are real influencers for their generation and more. Moreover, many of them are under age, and many are in their early teens. We are talking about the cult-heroes of our time. These children aren’t concerned about buying new gadgets, they bother with global problems of the planet, such as air and water pollution, the death of people and animals.

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg was called the face of our time by the handsome Leonardo DiCaprio himself. The actor has been taking care of the environment for many years, and not so long ago he met with a young activist to discuss pressing environmental problems of the Earth. After that, the actor posted a picture with the girl on his Instagram commenting that the future of the planet is in good hands with people like Greta.

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It’s interesting! Greta started attracting the world’s attention to problems of environmental pollution at the age of 16. She was able to bring tens of thousands of people on her side in different parts of the world and bring them to public protest rallies.

Greta Thunberg

Thunberg has become a trend in Israel. Her posters are hung everywhere, you can see her pictures on the walls in offices. Before you put a plastic cup in your hand, you’ll think carefully, if it is so necessary.

Greta Thunberg

Boyan Slat

This 23-year-old genius and a well-known inventor from the Netherlands began his activity at a very young age.

Boyan Slat

At the age of 14, he has set a record listed in the Guinness Book of Records. At the same time, he founded a non-profit entity to rid the world’s oceans of garbage. Boyan attracted investments at the sum of several million dollars to his startup! It must be said that the young man had to drop his studies for the planet-scale research.

Autumn Peltier

This charismatic girl has been giving speeches at international forums from the age of 8.

Autumn Peltier

She represents the indigenous community of Manitoulin Island (Canadian province of Ontario) and demands to provide people with freshwater and comfortable living conditions in a clean natural environment.

Lilly Platt

This girl is only 10 and she is already a famous blogger and world champion, who’s fighting for environmental protection.

Lilly Platt

She strives against pollution posting different cognitive-emotional videos on her blog. So, in one of the photos, she showed how much garbage a typical family creates in a few days. And all these are nondegradable wastes! Looks impressive, doesn’t it?

Isra Hirsi

At the age of 16, the girl is desperately striving for our planet and people’s health. She tells how strongly climate change affects our lives.

Isra Hirsi

Isra also asserts equal rights for all people on Earth, regardless of race or gender. Famous politicians really listen to her speeches.

Emma Lim

Have you heard of childfree? This 18-year-old activist from Canada encourages young people not to have children while the planet is in such a sad state. Having children in such environmental conditions is like leaving them to suffer. Emma is supported by thousands of followers.

Emma Lim

Do you think that such a youth is our future, or is it just a temporary trend that will soon disappear?