Justin's Love for Frogs has inspired him to Help the Planet!
Justin’s like most 11-year-old boys: he loves to play sports, hang out with his friends, and play video games. And he also loves FROGS, which might seem just like another ordinary thing- except he’s taken that love to another level.
Justin learned one idea could change the world if he learned to be brave, stayed determined, and used a growth mindset.
Justin has raised enough funds to purchase and protect
30 ACRES of Rainforest in Ecuador - January 2022
Justin has raised enough funds to clean 500 pounds of trash and plastic pollution from our rivers, oceans, and beaches. -2021
"Frogs breath and drink through their skin so they are sensitive to their environment. Scientists say that frogs are indicator species. This means the frogs are telling us the world needs our help." - Justin
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In kindergarten, Justin learned frogs were dying from pollution, pesticides, rising climate temperatures, and people cutting down their homes. When he discovered frogs are indicator species, he knew it was a clear sign that our planet needs help.
Justin soon learned if we don’t change the way we treat our planet then our future will face some serious consequences. His mission is to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 by protecting our rainforests. So far, he's raised enough money to protect 30 acres of land in Ecuador and joined forces with Reserva Youth Council to create the first fully youth funded 244 acre reserve.
D.r. Jane Goodall inspired Justin to take his work one step further by cleaning up our waterways. She explained that there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050 if nothing changes. Justin is working to clean up the ocean with Team Seas and The Interceptor. His goal is to change laws and he wants to work with big businesses to help keep plastics from polluting our planet.People always ask Justin what inspires him and he always says-"My love for frogs keeps me inspired to stay motivated and determined to create positive changes for our planet!"
"Start off small, take chances, and be brave."
- Justin Sather (Age10)
“Kids like Justin have shown that the next generation is refusing to simply stand on the sidelines but instead is turning its passion for helping the planet into projects that have tangible, positive impacts on the environment now.”
- Beryl Kay, president of Action for Nature
UPWORTHY NEWS. SEPTMEBER 2021
Justin's Go Fund Me Kid Hero was honored on Upworthy news for his work with land conservation and plastic pollution.
RANGER RICK MAGAZINE. MARCH 2021
Justin Sather was selected as a Scarlett's Superstar in Ranger Rick's Magazine in the March 2021 issue.
"Justin’s interest in frogs lead him to fight for the future of the rainforest - one of their biggest natural habitats. He asks, “Did you know almost half of the world’s rainforest have been destroyed and they could disappear in one hundred years?” Because of this, Justin has raised enough funds to protect 30 acres of rainforest in Ecuador, preserving the environment for his favorite creatures." -CNN Climate Champion
CARTOON NETWORK CLIMATE CHAMPION. 2021
SPECTRUM NEWS. OCTOBER 2020
Spectrum News 1. It started with his passion for saving frog species, and now, Justin Sather and his whole family are helping to bring awareness to the environment.
SPECTRUM NEWS. AUGUST 2021
Justin Sather just returned from Ecuador where he raised over $20,000 and protected over 30 acres of land.
YOUNG CHANGE MAKERS BOOK. 2022
Justin is featured in the new book series of kids making a difference.
POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD. AUGUST 2021
UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE. OCTOBER 2021
Justin is taking part at the Climate Change Conference (COP26).
He is working with Reserva Youth Council to present their Million Letters Campaign and Plastic Pollution Coaltion with their 10 Calls to Action.