since 2003, Action For Nature (AFN), a U.S.-based non-profit, has sought to
recognize and reward young people ages 8-16 who are taking action to solve the
world’s tough environmental problems. Youth from countries around the globe
send in their stories and explain their work, then a panel of judges including
experts in environmental science, biology and education determines the year’s
top achievers. Each Eco-Hero Award winner receives a cash prize, a certificate
of achievement and other benefits.