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#ResourceO'Clock: 2023 World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day 2023!

In our first ever #ResourceO'Clock Edition, we've got articles on how you can reduce pollution, free climate change United Nations courses, climate justice fellowships, youth microgrants, renewable energy programs, and an opportunity to attend COP 28!

To commemorate the World Environment Day 2023, here are 20 amazing resources, courses, and opportunities you can explore to learn more about the environment or do more to create an impact!






If you are a young climate activist, this opportunity is for you!

This program provides mentorship, a monthly stipend, opportunities to travel to key climate change events and movements, and the chance to grow your impact and collaborate with other young climate activists.

Deadline: June 11th, 2023 at 11:59 PM UTC+12

Passionate about the intersection between climate change and gender justice?

Check out the 2023 Future Rising Fellowship!

The Future Rising Fellowship Program supports young leaders ages 17-25 who are working at the intersection of climate change, environmental justice, and gender equity and who wish to tell stories in that space, monthly stipend included.

Deadline: June 24th, 2023

The Capacity Award Programme to Advance Capabilities and Institutional Training in One Year (CAPACITY) Fellowship Programme contributes to building capacity for addressing climate change in Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries, through the development of local professional expertise. Fellows are recruited to work and be trained within the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn for a period of one year (renewable to two years).

Deadline: June 16th, 2023

Check out this fully funded opportunity for young Caribbean climate activists and community leaders. Throughout the course, you will be able to acquire the right knowledge, cultivate a network of like-minded peers, and interact to accelerate action taking your vision and work to the next level. Plus, you have the opportunity to travel to the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28)!

Deadline: June 30th, 2023

NewGen supports the development and implementation of youth-led solutions in the climate and sustainable energy sectors by acting as a global showcase for youth-led innovation.

Deadline: June 9th, 2023


The Ocean Awareness Conference is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change.

Deadline: June 13th, 2023

Challenges & Competitions

A competition that empowers participants to transform trash into innovative, eco-friendly products and create their very own green businesses.

No deadline stated.

Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. There is a $50,000 prize for the first-place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second-place entry.

Deadline: June 18th, 2023

Grants & Funding Opportunities

The GYCAF Micro Grants finance youth-led climate action and movements in communities hit by the impact of climate change.

Deadline: June 16th, 2023

Planning on attending COP 28 but don’t have funding? This is the resource for you!

Deadline: June 21st, 2023


'Zulu is a writer, self-proclaimed bibliophile, lawyer, and international development passionate about social impact and showing people how they can create change in their communities. Zulu Uwolloh is a lawyer and international development professional. She is also the founder of Kurerie, a digital platform, and community that amplifies the voices of youth making an impact in their communities. Kurerie educates young people on how they can become active stakeholders in the achievement of the SDGs. She is passionate about showing young people that they can change the world with the smallest actions.

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