Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

“This program reminds we that we are powerful and can change the world”

– Graham May, 2015 Top 25 Finalist

Celebrate Canada’s Next Generation of Inspiring Leaders!

From coast to coast to coast, young Canadians have been inspiring and leading the environmental movement with their creativity and passion. It is a fact that young people feel the climate burden at large, and may not feel the impacts of their hard work in their communities and for our planet.

To see the beauty of their love and care for the environment, the Top 25 Program celebrates and rewards these young leaders creating positive change in their communities by sharing their story through a national platform. We need your nominations in uplifting, supporting, and amplifying youth leaders who are tirelessly working to create a better future for us. Winners have come from all over the province and as young as 8! Do not miss this opportunity to support an incredible youth in their work, nominations close by November 20th 11:59 PM EST.

Over A Decade of Youth Empowerment

Now in its 11th year, the Top 25 Program has amplified and connected over 300 environmental youth leaders and inspired hundreds of applicants to share their stories or build relationships in the social impact space. Past Top 25 winners came from all provinces and territories and have been as young as 8. They were all from different backgrounds, such as artists, photojournalists, climate strike organizers and led social media campaigns, some started their own organization, went to speak at TEDx conferences and their City Councils! To learn more about past Top 25 winners, please visit:

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We would love to have you join our community and support your passion! Do not miss this opportunity to nominate yourself or someone you know who is doing incredible environmental work!

We Need Your Help

Our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program wouldn’t be what it is without our community. Every year we strive to showcase the best in Canadian youth environmentalism, but we can’t do it alone! We need your nominations so we can continue empowering youth across Canada to create lasting, amazing change.

The Starfish values an environment that is not only free from discrimination, but that is also proactively inclusive. We encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply.

We will only accept 1 nomination for each individual. Please note that multiple nominations will not increase the likelihood of winning for a Top 25 candidate.

If you have any questions about our Top 25 Environmentalists under 25 Program or the application process, please email

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