At 9 years old, Felix Finkbeiner, inspired by the story of Kenyan politician and environmental activist Wangari Maathai, developed the idea that children could promote climate justice by planting a million trees in every country.
With the support of children from over 100 countries, Felix launched the youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007.
So far, more than 88,000 youth in 74 countries have been trained in Plant-for-the-Planet Academies. As Climate Justice Ambassadors, the children give speeches to adults and fight for their future. A self-developed Plant-for-the-Planet app helps the children and youth to plant trees through donations.
Today, Felix is a Ph.D. candidate at ETH Zurich studying the potential of forest restoration in addressing the climate crisis.
Find out more: plant-for-the-planet.org