The mission of the Young Voices for the Planet film series is to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts by empowering children and youth, through uplifting and inspiring success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change.

We document youth speaking out, creating solutions and leading the change. These youth solutions to the climate crisis include stories of California kids banning plastic bags, Florida students saving their school $53,000 in energy costs, an 11-year-old German boy planting millions of trees and other young people changing laws, changing minds and changing society as they reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities.


Lynne Cherry co-founded Young Voices on Climate Change and served as longtime director of the organization while producing the Young Voices For the Planet film series. Lynne is the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the rain forest classic, The Great Kapok Tree, and the environmental history classic, A River Ran Wild.

Gary Braasch co-founded Young Voices on Climate Change. He was a renowned photojournalist. His story can be found here.

Young Voices for the Planet is a project of Young Voices on Climate Change, a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization.