EarthEcho Youth Action Network
and Youth Leadership Council

The EarthEcho Youth Action Network and Youth Leadership Council are platforms for today’s emerging trailblazers and visionaries in the environmental field. EarthEcho was founded on the belief that young people have the power to change the world. The EarthEcho Youth Action Network unites a community of young changemakers, by providing opportunities for networking and collaboration, amplifying the work of youth leaders, and mobilizing action with a focus on ocean health, biodiversity, and water quality.

Join the EarthEcho Youth Action Network:

  • Mark your calendars to participate in EarthEcho’s virtual Youth Leadership Summit August 7-8, 2020.
  • Stay tuned to join monthly calls and action challenges, uniting the EarthEcho community, including founder Philippe Cousteau, which will kick-off in August 2020 at the Youth Leadership Summit.

EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council (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. 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.

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 for the 2021 EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council will open on April 1, 2021.


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.