In a world that’s been clamoring for sustainable solutions, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. It’s a movement that ignites the spirits of young innovators, a fellowship that nurtures the dreams of those who dare to envision a greener, more sustainable planet. It’s beVisioneers, the most significant global environmental fellowship for young environmental innovators.
What is beVisioneers?
beVisioneers is not just another environmental program; it’s a life-changing journey for those between the ages of 16 and 28 who have a burning passion for making a difference. It’s a platform that provides them with the tools, knowledge, and resources to turn their planet-positive projects into a reality.
At the heart of beVisioneers is a 12-month hybrid learning program, a blueprint designed to help the planet’s future heroes implement their groundbreaking projects. This groundbreaking initiative is in its pilot year, with a bold goal: to train 1000 Fellows annually by 2025.
Supported by a generous donation from Mercedes-Benz, beVisioneers offers its program free of charge to all Fellows. It goes the extra mile by providing basic living and technology support to those who might otherwise not be able to participate. But it doesn’t stop there. After the intensive 12-month program concludes, Fellows continue to receive support, helping them scale their projects and develop essential leadership skills. In doing so, they become part of an ever-growing global community of like-minded change-makers, fostering local, regional, and global exchange. Together, they amplify their impact today and cultivate the environmental leaders of tomorrow.
The Selection Criteria
beVisioneers seeks the brightest and most ambitious young minds with a passion for environmental change. To qualify for this life-altering fellowship, applicants must apply with an idea for a sustainability project or have a sustainability project already in the form of a prototype. This year, 500 exceptional eco-innovators aged 16-28 years old will be selected. Applications are welcomed from the European Union, India, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Theory of Change
At the heart of beVisioneers is a powerful Theory of Change. It’s a roadmap that guides the way, ensuring every step we take is aligned with our vision. This theory isn’t just a collection of ideas; it’s the North Star guiding the beVisioneers community toward a more sustainable future.
A Theory of Change isn’t just words on paper; it’s a commitment to understanding and aligning the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to catalyze change. It helps us prioritize, define goals, and chart a course to reach those goals. It’s a step-by-step guide that leads us toward the impactful future we envision, providing clarity, purpose, and direction.
A Brighter Future
In a world where the signs of environmental distress grow increasingly dire, the need for sustainable projects has never been more pressing. The climate crisis, pollution, resource depletion, and loss of biodiversity all cast a dark shadow over our planet’s future. In the face of these monumental challenges, beVisioneers emerges as a beacon of hope, offering not just a lifeline but a launchpad for those eager to confront these issues head-on.
It’s a place where young innovators from all walks of life come together, armed with their dreams and a shared sense of urgency to ignite change. These Fellows are not content with idle contemplation; they are doers, driven by a determination to create a world where sustainability is not just a buzzword but an everyday reality. Together, they are crafting a brighter, greener, and more equitable tomorrow for us all.
Making a Positive Impact
The beVisioneers community is living proof that change is not just a distant dream but a tangible reality. It’s a fellowship that has transcended its role, evolving into a full-fledged movement that promises to shape the trajectory of our planet’s future. If you’re a young environmental innovator with a fervent desire to make a positive impact, beVisioneers may well be your path to greatness. Join the movement, and together, we can not only dream but also work tirelessly to change the world, one planet-positive project at a time.