Youth-a-thon was held in June 2020 and 2021. A 24-hour livestream event, this unique event allowed young people around the world the opportunity to learn more about conservation efforts and environmental issues, connect with a global community of diverse change makers, and join the movement to take action to protect our shared ocean, climate, and blue planet.

For each of the Youth-a-thons, over the course of 24 hours, there were 24 one-hour sessions with 24 interrelated topics on conservation, art, environmental justice, plastic pollution, creative writing, storytelling, climate change, marine biology, activism, and more, each with a call to action! Throughout the 24 hours, youth were provided opportunities to help with the World Ocean Day annual Conservation Action Focus to grow the global movement to protect 30% of our land, waters, and ocean (30x30) and push national and world leaders to take action to protect our planet now!

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Check out the previous Youth-a-thon videos!

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Nia Burnett: “Discussion About Environmental Racism”

Caloncho & Andrea Quintero “Music and Our Connection to Water”

Gabrielle Martineau “Exploring Our Blue Planet”

Green Style and Clare Press “The Future of Fashion”