Picture – Aryan Gautam


Nominated by The Mississauga Climate Action Group

All 2022 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Aryan has fought tirelessly for the rights and recognition of youth as well as for the deteriorating condition of our planet. At just 15-years-old, he is the youngest Founder and Director of a Federally Incorporated Environmental NGO in Canada with his organisation Save the Plant – Open Doors. He has dedicated over 11.000 volunteer hours to making a change in his community. Aryan recently launched Project Butternut Restoration which will lead to the planting of hundreds of endangered Canadian trees. He is also working on launching his Housing Energy Efficiency Rating, a criteria-based metric which measures energy efficiency, across the province of Ontario. Almost 14 million people would be encouraged to improve their property’s environmental efficiency through this initiative. Save the Planet – Open Doors’ most recent initiative, Killbit, is a crypto-currency live exchange which has the ability to donate to thousands of environmental and philanthropic causes. In total, Aryan manages a network of more than 1.500 to 2.000 volunteers. His projects, through Save the Planet – Open Doors, exhibit a positive socio-economic and environmental impact to over 15 million people worldwide.