Age 14, Northern Ireland
As a young person, who is also autistic, I can find the world overwhelming. However, nature and wildlife ease my anxiety and social isolation, so when I discovered that our wildlife is declining I had to act. My blog was my first social action, aiming to raise awareness of current environmental issues and connect people who are socially isolated with nature. I speak at events on ways to engage young people with nature and fundraise for wildlife organisations. I want local politicians and organisations to prioritise the connection between nature, youth and mental health. My social action gives me strength, motivation and self-esteem.