Applications Due: 31.3 2019. Program celebrates and supports individuals (ages 18- 30) from all walks of life with big, bold ideas— for the environment, for humanity, for a greener future. Seven young people – selected from every global region – will receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their big environmental ideas to life.
Finalists—drawn from every world region—will be short-listed by UN experts and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas. In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the World Finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth Award Ceremony.
The winners will be expected to implement their big ideas and act as ambassadors of cause at speaking opportunities, while providing regular progress updates in the form of videos and blogs that will be shared on this website.
Addtionally, Up to 50 applicants who clearly articulate their skills requirements and demonstrate a strong willingness to learn will be granted privileged access to mentoring opportunities. They will be able to seek technical guidance and professional advice from a broad community of experts drawn from Covestro’s 16,000 global staff members. These mentors will share their experience through webinars, thematic online roundtables and individual support.