Cultivating the next generation
of eco-champions who embrace
curiosity and innovation
Africa's population is 60% under 24 years old. The next generation is key to environmental change.
Eden’s Eco-Champion Membership Program is designed to encourage, empower and honor student’s environmental work at individual and community levels.
Each student is guided through four membership levels with activities and challenges at each level. The activities are carefully designed to cultivate a student’s curiosity and challenge them to grow environmentally, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Eden's membership program acts as an incubator for grassroots innovations by providing technical support and guidance to the students to further develop their environmental ideas and actions.
“The great news is that overwhelmingly far more than adults, youth already care about the environment. Young people have, truly, the potential to change the world. Not when they get older - today.”
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
Eden Eco-Champions are given exposure to solutions that work
This next generation will either transform current unsustainable environmental practices or continue to suffer from the poverty and inequality arising from degraded landscapes. Vision inspires change but children who are not given enough opportunities to see good sustainable environmental solutions are disadvantaged in being able to change their world.
Field trips are an integral part of learning through exposure to practical socio-economic and environmental innovations, practices and solutions. Eden is committed to giving students equal opportunity to dream of better ways to interact with their environments.