A group of students from the University of Plymouth have begun the search for 100 young people who share their passion for preserving the planet.
The Ambassadors of Earth initiative is looking to create a network of school-age pupils willing to take a proactive role in climate-related projects in their local community.
They will be encouraged to physically participate in one or more environmentally beneficial activities, such as a litter pick or beach clean.
They will then be asked to raise awareness within their school or local community of a particular issue or species, and develop a creative solution to a problem currently putting pressure on the environment.
The pupils will also be asked to pledge their ongoing commitment to the planet, at which point they will earn the title of Ambassador of Earth 2021.