Jonie Nishimura is a 17-year-old student residing in Tokyo, Japan. Her Japanese American grandmother, who spent some time in the internment camps, embraced the idea of “mottainai,” which relates to conservation. The main global issues she wants to address are climate change and conservation. For all four years of high school, she has participated in TEDxYouth@Tokyo, where she organised events based on global issues. To create a platform for sustainable change, she founded Connected Youth for Climate Conservation (CYCC), an initiative acting to promote education and awareness in environmental conservation as a pathway to collaborate on climate change toward a sustainable world.