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Meet Finland’s young changemakers of the year

This article originally appeared on Medium

There are countless ways to make our world more sustainable — and some couldn’t be more different. Take the two teams who received Ashoka Nordic’s Young Changemaker of the Year Award for 2021: While the youth behind Rens Original are focused on re-inventing the shoes on our feet, You Tell Me Collective is looking at how we construct our cities.

Read on to discover how young innovators are using leadership, empathy, and creative thinking to create change in their communities — and the global environmental movement.

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Ashoka insight

For other youth wanting to make a difference, Son Chu as three tips: Collaborate with others, invest in your passion and strengths, and always use inclusive communication. “If you want your idea to prosper, invest in your team’s interest [and] align their mission with yours,” Son says.