The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP’s) Young Champions of the Earth recipient (2016) Afroz Shah dedicates every weekend to wade through Mumbai’s shores to pick up debris including plastic waste along the coastline. Due to his environmental protection activities and their links to the purpose of World Environment Day , Afroz reminds us that every individual effort can contribute to the greater cause. Additionally, embracing the efforts of young people and empowering them to realize their strategies are central components to the achievements of the global movement on environmental care and protection. The meaningful participation of youth in community planning and events is crucial to the present and future condition of the environment. Extracted from article by Erik Solheim, in Youth Ki Awaaz on “The power of youth to help #BeatPlasticPollution”.