22-year-old Climate Justice Activist Enock Mwewa has always strived to do his best for the environment and work towards a greener future, now he’s striving towards the finish line in the Queen’s Baton Relay as he takes on the role of Batonbearer.
Driven by his passion for the environment, Enock co-founded the environmental group, Environment Savers of Zambia, aiming to promote healthy living through a green and clean environment. He has led many initiatives such as tree planting, plastic clean-ups, and community sensitization; and through this work Enock and his team have recycled over 20,000 plastic items and cardboard boxes.
In 2020, Enock was trained as a Climate Leader by former US Vice President Al Gore under the Climate Reality Project. Following this training, he logged over 50 Acts of Leadership in six months, earning him multiple badges.
Taking on the role of Batonbearer isn’t the first time he’s represented his country: he has represented Zambia on various international platforms, including the Africa Youth Summit. Later this year he will represent Zambia at the Young African Leaders Summit in Accra, Ghana.
Inspired after completing training from Global Platform Zambia, Enock and his peers established Youths4ClimateJustice, a youth network for climate activism and advocacy.