She is just 21 and is the winner of the first ever Unicef Climate Comic Contest. Sathvigha Sridhar, who prefers to be known by her pet-cum-artist name, ‘Sona’, created a character Tré, who can photosynthesise; is half-human and half-tree. The contest, created by Unicef and its partner Comics Uniting Nations, received nearly 3,000 submissions from 99 different countries. The participants were all youngsters and more than 21,000 votes were cast to select the winner.Read More →

United Nations, New York, USA, April 19 2018 – Sona Sridhar, 21-year-old artist from India, winner of the first-ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest launching her comic book on climate change during the Event entitled “Youth Power the Planet: an SDG Activate Talk to Celebrate Earth Day” on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day (22 April) today at the UN Headquarters in New York City.Read More →


A 21-year-old artist from Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India is the winner of the first ever Unicef Climate Comic Contest for creating a character that is half-human and half-tree. Sathvigha Sridhar, a fresh graduate in visual arts, hadn’t really considered producing a comic book. But when her sister found a call out for the contest on Instagram and encouraged Ms Sridhar to apply, she knew she had to do it.Read More →

NEW YORK, 30 November 2017 – Sathviga ‘Sona’ Sridhar, a 21-year-old artist from Chennai, India, is the winner of the first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest for her character ‘Light’ – a half tree-half human who uses special powers to save nature from a warming planet. Sridhar was inspired to take action on climate change after her community was hit by devastating floods in 2015. Together with her family, she provided food and water to people living in severely affected neighborhoods.Read More →

On the Occasion of the New York Comic Con, Comics Uniting Nations Partners Announce Comic Contest for Children and Youth, New Comics on Climate Action, Disabilities and Inclusion. 5 OCTOBER 2017, New York, NY:  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls for young people to create the next global superhero to take on climate change and protect nature. The Climate! Comic! Contest! — announced today at the opening of the annual New York Comic Con – invites young people aged 25 or below to enter.  Finalists for the contest will be announced and voted on in November during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23)Read More →

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Useful links: Press Release Ozone Heroes Campaign Pack World Ozone Day Social Media Toolkit Social Media Assets Join the Ozone Heroes campaign The Ozone Heroes  campaign comes at a time when international collaboration is required in order to address pressing global issues and hopes to illuminate the ways in which human partnership can solve these issues as it did for the depletion of the ozone layer. The campaign journey follows the Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man as they discover humans are the heroes who solved the global crisis of ozone depletion. The campaign serves to emphasize that our human qualities are what equipRead More →

New ‘Ozone Heroes’ campaign celebrates efforts to protect all life on Earth 14 September 2017 – In honour of the 30th anniversary of the landmark Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Ozone Secretariat at UN Environment and the global community are launching a public engagement campaign to celebrate the international agreement’s success in protecting Earth against ozone depletion and mitigating climate change. The Ozone Heroes campaign seeks to inspire the same collaborative energy that propelled the Montreal Protocol’s mission and led to its continued success in protecting all life on Earth. The campaign created by the Ozone Secretariat in partnership withRead More →