Kahlil Baker, Co-Founder, of the Plan Vivo Taking Root Limay Community Carbon Project in Nicaragua won the 2013 Canada World Youth Innovation Award this week. This is what he had to say on receiving the accolade:
“I am really honored to be recognized on a national level for our work using reforestation to mitigate climate change while increasing the resilience of subsistence farmers. We all emit greenhouse gases through our daily actions, so we each must play a role in addressing climate change.”
The Canada World Youth Leadership Awards recognize the achievements of young people from Canada and around the world who are engaged in innovative initiatives that promote peace, intercultural understanding, and community and international development. More than 30 outstanding young leaders were nominated this year. Winners are awarded $3,000 towards the advancement of their projects.
Read more about this story on the Taking Root website.