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Hands up if you're aged 11-18 and want to save the world

We are searching for the next generation of activists to come together at the Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit, on June 8th 2021 for World Ocean Day. This is a chance to project your voice of power to the people in power. If you think this could be you, apply below.

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The ocean is sending us a direct warning – through extreme weather, rising seas, melting ice caps and species extinction – our blue planet is on fire.

It is important, now more than ever, that we come together to put pressure on governments and raise awareness of the effect climate change is having on the ocean. We also need to champion the role of the ocean as a solution to tackling the climate crisis.

Over the last two years, young people like you have driven the climate movement, building incredible momentum and initiating necessary change. This one-day virtual Summit will give you a platform to combine your passions, experiences and ideas on the most pressing issues of our time. The leaders of the world are listening, it’s time to send them a message.

Hands up if you want to send a message to the people in power

The Details


8th June 2021;
World Ocean Day


The Summit is an action packed, one-day virtual event, that will cover a range of exciting and engaging activities hosted by some of the nation’s leading, influential youth activists. The aim of the Summit is to produce a clear and impactful Youth Ocean & Climate Manifesto, outlining key, innovative solutions that will combat the ocean and climate crisis. The headlines of the manifesto will be presented by youth activists to high profile leaders and decisions makers live and direct at the end of the day. With top political and environmental leaders congregating in the UK this year, for two of the most substantial talks on the climate crisis, the G7 Summit and COP26, the Youth Ocean and Climate Summit will provide a platform for you to project your voice of power to the people in power.


The comfort of your own home! This is a virtual event so you will need access to the internet.


11-18 year olds who want to combat the ocean and climate crisis. No previous experience is required; you just need your voice and the desire to make a positive difference! Limited places available.


We are looking for young people with passion, enthusiasm and a desire to make positive change.

You do not need any prior experience or extensive knowledge of the ocean and climate crisis. This Summit is accessible and open to everyone aged 11-18, who wants to make their voice heard.

Your Application

Please answer the two questions below in the text boxes provided. Alternatively, you can send us a short 2 min video or voice note to [email protected]. Please state in the boxes below if you have sent a video or voice note via email and continue with the application.

Which topics, related to the ocean and climate crisis, do you feel should be the focus of the Summit and the Youth Ocean & Climate Manifesto. Choose your top 5:

Your Information


I understand that if I am successful with my application, Surfers Against Sewage will need to gain Parent/Guardian consent for my participation in the event.

Please bear in mind this event will take place on a weekday. Successful applicants will therefore be required to gain permission from their educational institution or work place if they are to attend.

We will not retain any of your data beyond the purposes of this application. The applications close May 2nd 2021. We will be in touch after the closing date to let you know if your application has been successful or not. Read our privacy policy for more info.


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