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Meet the Ambassador

AY Young

" AY Young stands at the forefront of the intersection between entertainment and global sustainability. As a producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, he has electrified the music scene with over 900 concerts powered entirely by renewable energy through his pioneering initiative, the Battery Tour. This concert series not only entertains but actively funds, promotes, and deploys sustainable energy solutions to communities in need worldwide. Recognized as one of the 17 United Nations Youth Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals, AY's influence extends beyond the music industry. He performed at President Biden’s inauguration, marking a significant highlight in his career dedicated to advocacy and change. AY is currently channeling his passion for sustainability into ""Project 17,"" an ambitious album created in collaboration with some of the Earth's most influential artists. Each of the 17 tracks in the album is dedicated to one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, featuring guest performances from renowned artists and backed by corporate sponsors like General Motors, Samsung, and BNP Paribas, who are committed to these global objectives. Proceeds from ""Project 17"" are dedicated to advancing the SDGs, with funds supporting various NGOs committed to these goals. AY’s commitment to change is palpable not only in his music but in his active engagement with global audiences, pushing for a sustainable future through every note he plays. "

Ambassador Q&A

How are you working to create a positive impact? (Can tailor based on their passions/craft, ex. How are you removing plastic on tour?)

"use my platform and music as tools for advocacy, raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and inspiring action among my audience. Through my performances and outreach efforts, I aim to ignite a sense of responsibility and stewardship for our planet, encouraging individuals to make sustainable choices in their daily lives. Furthermore, I actively support and partner with organizations dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainability, channeling resources and donations towards impactful projects that address issues like plastic pollution, renewable energy adoption, and ecosystem preservation. By integrating sustainability into every aspect of my work, from touring practices to creative projects, I strive to lead by example and demonstrate that positive change is both achievable and necessary for the health of our planet. "

If you could share one tip for protecting our blue planet, what would it be?

"If I could share one tip for protecting our blue planet, it would be to reduce our carbon footprint by embracing renewable energy and adopting sustainable practices in our daily lives. Transitioning to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, which are a major contributor to climate change and Ocean acidification. Additionally, simple actions such as conserving energy at home, using energy-efficient appliances, reducing water consumption, and choosing eco-friendly transportation options can collectively make a significant difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of climate change on our Oceans and planet as a whole. By prioritizing sustainability and making conscious choices in how we consume resources and energy, we can help protect the delicate balance of our marine ecosystems and ensure a healthier future for generations to come. "

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