Youth Leadership Council

EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a platform for today’s emerging trailblazers and visionaries in the environmental space. Comprised of diverse leaders, ages 15-22, each YLC member has demonstrated an ability to engage and mobilize their peers and their communities to change the world. Through EarthEcho’s platforms, YLC members are empowered to develop programs and conduct outreach to youth across the globe. Members also support our work to empower young people to change our planet by providing valuable insight and expertise from a youth perspective to the development of our programs and work.

As part of our work to cultivate young environmental leaders, YLC members have the unique opportunity to serve in an advisory capacity and gain an understanding of the operations of an international non-profit organization. YLC members help expand the impact of our programs, interact with leaders in the fields of conservation and education, gain access to resources to explore personal conservation interests, and have the opportunity to serve as a youth member on EarthEcho’s Board of Directors.

Projects

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.