The Healthy and Environment-friendly Youth (HEY) Campaign, powered by the Ashley Lashley Foundation, united global youth activists to take action on climate change and health.
The campaign was created in close collaboration with UNICEF and seeks to build bridges between youth in the Caribbean and around the world.


To create a generation of young people committed to adopting lifestyles that are both healthy and environmentally friendly.

The HEY Campaign’s agenda is therefore to create a movement bringing all our youth and children together in their diversity, to promote and advocate for these shared values.

In April 2020, together with a group of Caribbean-based youth, we have launched the HEY (Healthy and Environment-friendly Youth) Campaign, calling for a new global movement to place children and youth at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and change the way we work on child health, in the context of climate change.

The HEY Campaign has been engaging in multiple activities with many young persons and groups to tackle climate change and its impact on people’s physical and mental health.

HEY Regions

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North America
Latin America

HEY Campaign Impact

Since 2020 our HEY Campaign has engaged 200+
children and young people on climate change and health
50K persons within the Caribbean
Over 4500 applications for our HEY Global Climate Fund
6 Grants we awarded to high impact projects
We have collected over 11,000 LBS of waste
Over 50+ countries reached
Fully funded 4 and partially funded 1 HEY
Ambassadors to attend COP27, and COP28

HEY Ambassador Programme

Fostering a Greener Generation

Uniting Caribbean Health and Climate Youth Champions Worldwide

Elevate your IMPACT with the HEY Ambassador Programme!

The HEY Ambassador Program elevates your commitment to climate action and community engagement. Focused on climate change's health impact, it equips you to be a community leader for positive change in your country.

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To become a HEY Ambassador, you must be between the ages of 9 and 27. Our Hey Regional Focal Points must be between the ages of 16 and 27. Our ambassadors are individuals who possess a passion for changing the world through climate action and a drive to engage and grow the HEY Campaign Community

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As a Hey Ambassador, you'll have the chance to take your advocacy to new heights and strengthen your skills in community leadership. You'll participate in practical advocacy efforts that will help you connect with members of your community through direct action and dialogue.

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Applications for HEY Ambassadors 2024 have closed.

HEY GLOBAL Climate Fund

Calling all young Climate Change and Health Activists! Are you aged 13-27 and passionate about making a difference in environmental health and human well-being? The HEY Campaign is thrilled to announce the 2024 HEY Global Climate Fund, awarding grants to support innovative youth-led projects tackling the intersection of climate change and critical human health issues.

This is your opportunity to secure funding for your groundbreaking climate and health action initiative!


● Age 13-27 years old
● Passionate about Climate Advocacy, Climate Change, Health, and Food Security
● Open to both HEY Campaign members and non-members

thematic areas

● Climate Change and Human Health: Explore the health impacts of climate change and propose solutions to promote healthier communities.
● Water Conservation and Food Security: Investigate the connections between climate change, water scarcity, and food security, and propose strategies for sustainable food systems.
● Solid Waste Management: Develop innovative approaches to solid waste management that mitigate climate change impacts.

applicaton process & timeline

● Submit your proposal focusing on one of the thematic areas by Monday, August 5th, 2024.
● On Thursday, August 15th, 2024, 20 shortlisted candidates will be notified.
● Shortlisted candidates will attend virtual interviews with The Ashley Lashley Foundation's Evaluation Committee between Tuesday, August 20th and Friday, August 30th, 2024, to present their projects.
● Three (3) winning projects will be awarded grants of USD $2500 each, announced by Friday, September 13th, 2024.
● Selected awardees will be expected to provide project updates every two months starting from their acceptance.

Don't miss this chance to make a real-world impact! We encourage all passionate young climate activists to apply and be a part of this transformative initiative!

Funding is awarded to grantee’s between $2500 - $5000 USD.


The HEY Global Climate Fund is open to all members of the public as well as members of the HEY Campaign. For those not currently a part of the HEY Campaign, we invite you to join our global community of young people committed to making a difference in the fight against climate change.


Grant Funding Awardees

Proudly supporting innovation and dedication in the pursuit of a better world by our young people

(Click each image below to learn about their respective projects)

Join us in making a lasting impact.

HEY Global Youth Network Summit

Join us for a transformative experience at the HEY Global Youth Network Summit every year, where passionate young minds and experts unite to shape the future of our planet. This summit is a platform for collaboration, learning, and action, bringing together youth leaders, climate activists, and advocates from around the world.

Each year we focus on a new topic for the past 6 years our themes included

Non-Communicable Diseases
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate Change and Health
Sports for Climate Action
Climate change and its impact on
Women and Children Mental Health
Climate change and the use of
Green Technology on Healthcare

Register to be apart of our upcoming Summit on Climate change and the use of Green Technology on Healthcare (September 6th, 2023)

poster of the hey global network summit that shows what to expect at the event.

HEY Campaign KEY Partners

The HEY Global Climate Fund is open to all members of the public as well as members of the HEY Campaign. For those not currently a part of the HEY Campaign, we invite you to join our global community of young people committed to making a difference in the fight against climate change.

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unicef for every child logo

We are particularly proud to partner with UNICEF, Clara Lionel Foundation, and the Pan American Health Organization, which we see as a unique opportunity to empower children and young people of today and tomorrow to live healthy lifestyles in harmony with nature.

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