Environment and Wildlife

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

“The best ideas come from people like us, people of our age,” says Garvita. “We have fresh, growing and innovating minds."
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#LeadYoung - Gonzalo Muñoz: "It is impossible to deny that most of the inspiration my three siblings and I received came from our parents"

In today’s rapidly changing world, a young person’s ability to lead, be part of a team, practice changemaking and express empathy are increasingly important skills. Ashoka turned to Ashoka Fellows Gonzalo Muñoz and Ximena Abogabir to understand what it takes to raise children who can contribute to...
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#LeadYoung - Sarah Toumi: Leading change in rural areas of Tunisia since the age of 11

Starting your journey as a changemaker in your teens sticks with you for a lifetime.
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Saving gorillas by saving people: how Gladys Kalema transformed her teenage passion for animals into a radical social innovation

As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job. She wrote to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, laying out her research explaining just how critical it was to create a role for a veterinarian within the organization. Prior to her letter, the general practice...
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#LeadYoung - Ximena Abogabir: "If you are deeply convinced that your child is a changemaker, he or she will become one"

As part two of this two-part LeadYoung series, Ashoka asks Ashoka Fellow Ximena Abogabir, mother to Ashoka Fellow Gonzalo Muñoz , about her childhood, her role as a mother and her philosophy for parenting Gonzalo and her two other changemaker children. Ximena Abogabir Ashoka Fellow since Feb 1995...
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#LeadYoung - DIY Environmentalist

Forming global communities to protect the environment.
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#LeadYoung - Where the wild things start: How Nicole Rycroft’s early love of nature inspired her environmental career

Ashoka Fellow Nicole Rycroft is protecting ancient forests by working with global book publishers, newspapers, magazines, and fashion brands to shift to alternative and sustainably produced wood-based fabrics and paper. Her environmental NGO Canopy counts more than 750 large customer companies from...
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