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#kids2030 Challenge

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Kids have the power to change the world.

We’re challenging kids to prevent plastic pollution, innovate with technology, and make a difference.

The #kids2030 Challenge

The first ever #kids2030 Challenge is officially open — an annual event that will take place every year until 2030!

The Challenge hands the power over to our youngest leaders, connects communities, spark critical thinking, and drives solution-oriented creativity. It will challenge young people to use their curiosity and imagination to help reduce plastic pollution and make a difference — from an individual, to collective, to global scale.

We’re challenging young people to…

  1. Collect data on the plastic products from homes, schools or in communities.
  2. Inspect where this plastic goes, and how it builds up over time by exploring how to visualize this information using data, storytelling, and code, AKA data science.
  3. Take Action! After seeing the impact that plastic has on the environment, what can we do to reduce it? How can young people inspire others to prevent plastic pollution?

The Challenge is open from October 26, 2020 and until June 30th, 2021.

The details

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  • A curated learning experience featuring hands-on activities, critical thinking, and creative ideation.
  • Open to kids and teens aged 7 - 17.
  • Tackles the SDGs and environmental sustainability through data visualization, coding, and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Many ways to participate: an interactive platform, virtual events, and downloadable offline resources.
  • Engages whole communities: educators, care-givers, volunteers, industry, and anyone else passionate about supporting kids.
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A decade of action

If you haven’t already heard, 2030 is going to be a really important year. In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim to build a better world by 2030. With 10 years left to go, we must all work towards the SDGs to turn things around and create a better future.

Most importantly, kids need to be involved — it’s their future at stake. So we’re challenging them to take part.

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The Challenge unites kids with the SDGs

SDG 4 - Quality Education
SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 - Climate Action
SDG 14 - Life Below Water
SDG 15 - Life on Land
SDG 17 - Partners for the Goals

Founding Partner

Thank you to our partners!

Want in?

Once the challenge launches, we will update this page with many other ways you can take part and support the 2020 edition of the #kids2030 Challenge.


Become a KCJ volunteer and assist at virtual Challenge events.


Help fund the behind-the-scenes magic required to run the Challenge.


Encourage your organization to sponsor the Challenge.

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Join our online communities and take part in our #kids2030 adventures.