Zero Waste Youth
Zero Waste Youth is an international and independent movement, organized by young people and focused on integrating and empowering our generation towards a more sustainable world through Zero Waste ideas and practices.
We have already held 5 international events, 3 in Brazil, 1 in Puerto Rico, and the last one in Portugal, called WE ARE. They all had similar lines of thought and their ultimate goals converged. The purpose of the international events is to present the zero-waste concept as a tool for young people to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We engage and empower youth to become the next leaders and changemakers working for a better world.
In addition, it is important to create a solid network between the movements engaged with the SDG and establish Zero Waste ambassadors all over the world. Besides raising awareness, we focus on action, developing a concrete plan to be carried out in the following years for groups, movements and people working in synergy.
Our movement is growing exponentially, following the worldwide trend of our generation, to guide our actions and choices to what is better for all of US. When we realize there is no fragmentation, there is no nature and us. There is only nature, and we are part of nature. We are ONE.
WE ARE not the hope, we are the ACTION.
"Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"