While there’s a lot of enthusiasm and energy among the global youth to better the planet and environment, there aren’t many established ways for kids to make a long-lasting impact in their communities. Sustainability is a difficult concept to gain a holistic understanding of, especially without much prior education and experience. Effective solutions require cross-disciplinary knowledge and involve systems thinking and project management skills, and there aren’t many kid-friendly platforms that consolidate the information and skills needed to create tangible sustainability-driven change.
In our partnership with Kids Save Ocean, we’ve built FateMaker, a platform intended to educate and inspire kids to design and execute on sustainability-driven projects and solutions. FateMaker coaches its users through the Human-Centered Design process as they create their projects, and also provides a platform where users can browse through projects and follow other users/projects to gain inspiration and insight into how they could improve their own communities.