Youth Ambassadors

Plastic Pollution Coalition Youth Ambassadors are at the forefront of climate activism, mobilizing for global change to protect people and the planet from plastic pollution and the climate crisis by advocating for a future free from plastic pollution and fossil fuels.

Youth Ambassadors lead their own organizations and projects and are musicians, authors, speakers, and more. They work collaboratively with Plastic Pollution Coalition on special projects to work towards a more just, equitable world free of plastic pollution.


Youth Ambassadors

Eridanis Azul Lobão

Aeshnina “Nina” Azzahra
River Warrior

Dominique Baquerio-Vigueras
Re-Earth Initiative

Helena Cohen-Barrett

Xiye Bastida
Re-Earth Initiative

Sam Bencheghib
Make A Change World

Thara Bening
River Warrior

Madhvi Chittoor

Jack Dalton
Kid Conservationist

Kareena Desai
Perform for Change

Jerome Foster, II
One Million of Us

Eva Geierstanger
Plastic Free Gen Z

Cole Hall
The Sea Project

Sophia Kianni
Climate Cardinals

Leena Joshi

Camilla Lucena
Zero Waste Youth Portugal

Sai Sahana Manikandan
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)

Sainath Manikandan
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson

Danejo Murray
Harbour Island Green School

Shelby O’Neil
Jr Ocean Guardians

Kevin Patel
OneUp Action

Lilly Platt
Lilly’s Plastic Pickup

Lauren Ritchie
The Eco Justice Project

Karina Samuel
Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Florida Chapter

Justin Sather
The Parallel Projects

Meg Stern

Hannah Testa

Johnny Trudell Balsz

Alexandria Villaseñor
Earth Uprising

Charlotte Weir

Melati Wijsen
Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Jaxon Woodward-Calandra
Plastic Free Peanut

AY Young

Alumni Spotlight


Kristal Ambrose is the Founder of Bahamas Plastic Movement, a non-profit organization committed to increasing ocean literacy amongst Bahamian youth. She has been recognized globally for her work tackling plastic pollution in the Bahamas. In 2020 she was the recipient of the prestigious Goldman Prize.

In 2022, she published, “Kai and Gaia Discover the Gyre” to educate youth on the plastic pollution crisis. The book is illustrated by Bahamian artist Stevie Burrows and features a foreword by musician and environmentalist Jack Johnson.

Youth Publications


To Stop Plastic Pollution