Youth Leadership

The leadership and voices of young people are critical to building a durable and effective ocean conservation movement. GenSea is a global community of young ocean advocates, ages 13-25, connected through networking, learning, and collective action to protect and restore our ocean planet.

The GenSea digital platform, powered by EarthEcho International, provides youth exclusive access to:

  • Connect and collaborate with a community of fellow ocean advocates from 50+ countries to share resources, ideas, and inspiration. 
  • Monthly events and virtual trainings to build skills in advocacy, communications, entrepreneurship and more, while unlocking access to unique opportunities, including the chance to serve on the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council. 
  • A platform to share work and take direct action to protect our ocean planet with peers, EarthEcho, and our partners.
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OceanEcho 30x30

OceanEcho 30x30 is a new initiative led by EarthEcho International’s Youth Leadership Council, supported by the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund and Ocean Defense Initiative, a project of Resources Legacy Fund. This initiative is designed to amplify the collective impact of youth-led action to protect 30% of our world's ocean by 2030 through education and advocacy campaigns, active engagement in ocean policy, and direct coastal restoration efforts.

Future in the Bag (#FITBag)

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation program Students Rebuild and The Starbucks Foundation, Future in the Bag (#FITBag) is a community-centered campaign that provides resources and tools to empower young people to create reusable bag swap stations at local stores and create support for local plastic bag ordinances.

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