Join a youth leadership programme

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As a young person keen to make a difference it can be sometimes difficult to know where to build your skills so you can make the biggest impact possible. There are several youth leadership programmes, available online and offline – it's just about finding the right one for you!

Between 2015 and 2025, if we do not act, marine plastic pollution is set to triple world-wide to 150 million tonnes



  • Learn more about creating change from experts
  • Become part of a community of likeminded young people
  • Different programmes so you can find one to suit you – some are remote, some have residential courses and some are within your community


  • You might have to search to find the best programme for you
  • Some of the programmes require payment to take part in courses or at least covering of travel costs

Making a difference

The United Nations Environment Programme’s Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge will be extended to a further 15 countries after successfully engaging more than 30,000 Girl Guides and Scouts in west Africa.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

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