Smithsonian Voices

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Olivia Garcia

Olivia Garcia is the Earth Optimism communications intern and a current undergraduate student at George Mason University.

Oluwaseyi at a Movie screening hosted by her organization in commemoration of Global Recycling Day 2021. Photo courtesy Oluwaseyi Moejoh

How Nigeria's Oluwaseyi Moejoh Is Spreading Conservation Activism Across Africa and Beyond

Member States of the UN have struggled to meet targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015. A student in Nigeria recognized this dire problem and how it affected her local environment and people in her community. But she didn't just wait for change, she took the initiative, and her solutions and enthusiasm have spread through Africa and beyond. Meet Oluwaseyi Moejoh, founder of U-recycle Initiative Africa, National Geographic Young Explorer, current law student, and all-around force for positive change and a sustainable planet.

Meet Sruthi, a National Geographic Young Explorer and aspiring eco-journalist.

Meet Sruthi Gurudev: Aspiring Eco-Journalist and Ocean Conservationist