I’m honoured to announce that I have been selected as a 30 under 30 global environmental leader by the NAAEE. Media release pasted below, all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
British Marine & Coastal Specialist Emily Cunningham has been selected by The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for its fifth round of 30 global leaders under the age of 30. Emily works tirelessly to inspire people about the wildlife in UK seas and enable them to take action to protect it. To date she has secured £5.1m funding for marine and coastal projects in the UK. She is a Trustee of the Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading marine charity.
Emily Cunningham, NAAEE 30 under 30 awardee 2020, says “Dirty, empty, lifeless. Just some of the words used to describe British seas in a national survey… and I’m horrified that I once shared that perception! From seeing humpback whales to exploring some of the best rockpools in the world, I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced how amazing UK seas are firsthand. I’m now on a mission to enable more people, particularly those from underserved communities, to share this awe and take action to protect our shared marine wildlife.”
Emily is one of the 30 awardees who will join the global EE 30 Under 30 community of leaders, and will receive ongoing support to expand their impact. Since 2016, NAAEE’s EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 150 individuals from 34 countries who are making a difference through environmental education. This program is made possible by Wells Fargo, the Global Environmental Education Partnership, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Learn more about all of this year’s winners on: naaee.org/ee30under30