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Melati & Isabel Wijsen      

Founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Climate Activists

Melati Wijsen is an Indonesian/Dutch activist and change maker. She has founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas.

Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. Being very passionate to protect the ocean; she is also an alumni member of the World’s Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council. Most recently she graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has been honored by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders. Today, Melati is excited about her new Youth empowerment project; empowering youth through education and providing them the tools they need to be change makers.

Isabel is an Indonesian/Dutch activist, born and raised on the island of Bali. She is currently a High School student at Green School Bali. Isabel’s heart lies in dance and performance. She is a strong believer in speaking up for what is right.

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