Charles Orgbon III

Charles Orgbon III

Charles Orgbon III

Student
University of Georgia

After noticing his school's littering problem in the 5th grade, Charles Orgbon III began leading school-based community beautification projects. He quickly realized that the environmental movement was not adequately supporting young environmental changemakers, so he created Greening Forward. Today, Greening Forward has distributed tens of thousands of dollars  in funding to youth environmental projects that plant trees, build compost bins, install rain barrels, monitor streams, recycle tons of waste and advocate for a number of other environmental issues. Greening Forward also has planned International Young Environmentalists Youth Summits. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has dedicated a piece of the Power of Children permanent exhibit to commemorate Orgdon’s efforts and to inspire more young people to make a positive difference in the world. Recently, Orgdon  returned from an Arctic Climate Science Expedition that will inform his undergraduate research at the University of Georgia. He aspires to graduate in May 2017 with a degree in environmental economics and management and pursue a career in corporate social responsibility.