Project Description

Akhil Bollina

Age 14, England

In January of 2020, Akhil and two others started a sustainable palm oil campaign after gaining inspiration from the Chester Zoo sustainable palm oil campaign. After weeks of research into the topic, they took to their school community wanting to make a change. The campaign quickly became successful gaining masses of interest online and within the school community. Over the next few weeks, Akhil had managed to abolish all use of non RSPO certified palm oil from school. After this huge success, Akhil was invited to give a speech at the Royal Concert Hall which alerted many people outside the school community. As of November 2021, Akhil’s aim is to take the campaign further afield and even nationally. To take this campaign nationally Akhil has already attended conferences as part of COP26 and has become a proud #iwill ambassador.