Celebrating Children’s Day

As Cassandra reported in our landmark Gen Alpha report, the pandemic altered our Alpha's course and curiosity and has them asking, what if? This generation faces problems not of their own making, chief among them is the climate crisis, but they know it’s going to be up to them to work towards solutions. So, in honor of National Children’s Day this Sunday (June 11), which celebrates and commits to our children and their future, we’re happy to spotlight three Gen Alpha’s inspiring others and proving that age does not limit success and impact.

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After watching Shark Week, 10-year-old Miles asked his mom if he could donate his weekly allowance to save the sharks. Instead, she convinced him to think even bigger, and together they founded Kids Saving Oceans, a conservation lifestyle brand for both kids and adults. Every product that Kids Saving Oceans sells and the packages they are shipped in are made from recycled materials - including ocean plastics and cotton fabric scraps. The organization also functions as a social enterprise, giving a portion of every sale to causes that support clean waterways.

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The podcast: Little Mind Chats, is a current affairs show for kids - by kids, featuring themed seasons on topics such as education and health. Founded by 11-year-old Bangalore-based, award-winning podcaster and newscaster Siyona Vikaram, the podcast's format takes a news, views, and interviews approach from around the world, including opinion pieces from experts in different fields - opening up the conversation to her peers. If podcasting was not enough, Siyona is now spearheading its spin-off environmental activist group, Little-WISE Club, an initiative for collecting plastic to be converted into agricultural piping.

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Proud recipient of the CNN Young Wonder award, twelve-year-old Ryan Hickman has become an international icon for recycling and environmental awareness. Ryan started Ryan’s Recycling when he was just three years old and has since recycled over 1.2M bottles and cans (over 67 tons) in his effort to clean up the planet and keep pollution out of our oceans and landfills. Ryan also leads and organizes weekly beach clean-up events in his community, and travels internationally, speaking about recycling and saving our planet from plastic pollution.