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    Oscar Arruda has devised a strategy for enabling farmers in Brazil's semi-arid northeast to exploit an abundant local plant as an alternative crop that provides economic self-sufficiency in an otherwise depressed local economy.

    Rural areas in Turkey are losing their soil productivity to harmful agriculture practices and their population to large urban areas. In response to this Durukan is localizing proven regenerative farming techniques, recruiting teams of local farmers and young individuals to own the production and regeneration processes and connecting them to alternative markets and supply-chains.

    Kai Gildhorn has developed a solution to the considerable amount of underutilized and free public fruit resources in Germany, and put them towards development in rural areas.

    Mary Allegretti has made it her life's work to conitnue the efforts of the late Chico Mendes to fight fo the rights of rubber tappers against those who would destroy the rainforest that serves as their source of income.

    #LeadYoung - Robin Chase: leading one entrepreneurial coup after another, like Zipcar

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    If anyone understands the profound transformation of society that is now upon us, it is Robin Chase.

    #LeadYoung - Why Waste? Learning to See the Glass as Half Full

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    Garvita Gulhati, now 18, is helping students in her high school see that age is not a limit to solving problems you care about.

    #LeadYoung - Saving gorillas by saving people: how Gladys Kalema transformed her teenage passion for animals into a radical social innovation

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    As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job.

    #LeadYoung - Sarah Toumi: Leading change in rural areas of Tunisia since the age of 11

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    Starting your journey as a changemaker in your teams sticks with you for a lifetime. Climate change mitigator and Ashoka Fellow Sarah Toumi’s story of starting her changemaking journey at 11 shows this link: that in a world of rapid change where following the rules is no longer enough, success means being a changemaker and the earlier you start the better.

    #LeadYoung - DIY Environmentalist

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    Forming global communities to protect the environment, Ashoka Fellow Shannon Dosemagen invented do-it-yourself environmentalism.