In the United Nations system, the Champions of the Earth award is the highest honor one can receive for achievements made in saving our planet's ecology. In 2015, we once again captured these stories of the UN Environment Programme's honorees.


With the award's 10th anniversary fast approaching, the United Nations Environment Programme decided it wanted to do something special.

The call came with a near-impossible mission: two weeks to travel the world, capturing the stories of the eight UNEP Champions of the Earth from all corners of the globe... And then deliver a few days after returning for the Awards Ceremony. "You might not want to take this job" the UNEP rep on the other end said.  But take it YOND3R did, coordinating the complicated and ever-changing global production schedule, while still delivering a powerful and creative exploration of the values that guided each Champion.