Youth Leadership Council

EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a platform for today’s emerging trailblazers and visionaries in the environmental field. Comprised of diverse leaders, ages 15-22, each YLC member has demonstrated an ability to engage and mobilize their peers and their communities to have a positive impact on the planet.

The YLC plays a critical role leading and developing EarthEcho’s suite of programs, while providing insight and expertise from a youth perspective to shape our work to empower young people to create a sustainable future for our planet.

YLC members have the opportunity to serve in an advisory capacity and gain an understanding of the operations of an international non-profit organization, help lead initiatives to expand the impact of EarthEcho’s programs, collaborate with a network of young leaders from around the world, connect to EarthEcho’s partner organizations, take part in professional development learning opportunities to support personal interests, and have the opportunity to be elected to serve as a youth member of EarthEcho’s Board of Directors.

Applications are open for the 2020 class of EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council members through May 1, 2020. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a YLC member and complete your application!


Water Challenge Ambassadors 2019

With support from Xylem Watermark, the YLC created the EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors, a leadership training program equipping young conservation leaders with the tools and resources needed to lead ongoing water quality monitoring efforts while educating their community about the importance of protecting local waterways.

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.

Meet our YLC Members

We’re proud to work with this outstanding group of young leaders who help drive our work to empower their peers around the globe to take an active role in protecting our planet.