MISSION As an advocate for trans and non-binary equality in her community and on Capitol Hill , Stella Keating is a Gender- Cool Champion . “ I believe that I am helping to create a more accepting future for my generation and the next generation to come . Gen Z is the most diverse generation that has ever been , which is exciting because we all know that diversity makes us stronger and better .”
MISSION Learning about environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maatha in her kindergarten class motivated Ellyanne Wanjiku Chlystun of Kenya to protect the planet . “ We are literally facing a catastrophe as human beings are slowly destroying nature . The rivers and seas are filled with plastic , deserts are increasing , and animals are just disappearing . I hope people will be inspired to get into conservation .”
IMPACT Children With Nature partners with 80 public schools that have students who lack access to proper nutrition , setting up tree nurseries that produce fruit for food-insecure students and generate income through the sale of seedlings . Chlystun ’ s organization has also led to the planting of 1.3 million trees in Kenya . Her new target is to have one million trees planted in the semi-arid Sahel region , which stretches from Senegal to Djibouti , by the end of 2021 to mitigate desertification and contribute to the African Union ’ s Great Green Wall .