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Youth Power the Planet

Thursday, April 19th at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Young people are at the forefront of demanding climate action — so to celebrate Earth Day this year, young creators and innovators are gathering to inspire not only their peers to take action, but to inspire world leaders to listen to, invest in and engage with young people in climate solutions.

We invite you to hear young people from across the globe announce to the UN community the ways in which they are using comics, spoken word, graffiti and STEM for climate action.

Ranging both in age and across industries, this line up has one thing in common: they demand climate action.

Following a keynote address from the India Ambassador to the UN, the climate heroes will discuss their inventions and creations.

Comic books will be served and signed!

The young climate heroes:

Moderator: Lauren Singer, founder of Trash is for Tossers and a zero-waste advocate

  • Sona Sridhar: a 21-year-old artist from India, winner of the first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest and launching her comic book on climate change
  • Gitanjali Rao: 12-year-old innovator from USA, Top Young Scientist Winner who developed a cheap device that rapidly tests water for lead contamination being inspired by Flint Water Crisis
  • Anela Arifi20-year-old young inventor for sustainable energy and environment sustainability advocate from Bosnia
  • Zubaida Bello, Poet at Urban Word NYC and Youth Leadership Council Member, Junior at Uncommon Prepatory Charter High School
  • Sonny: Street artist from South Africa, he has a project called To the Bone which is raising awareness to endangered animals through murals across the world




Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Venue Name: United Nations
Address: 1 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 United States

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