Roles & Responsibilities


Members of the EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council will:

  • Collaborate with fellow YLC members and EarthEcho staff to directly lead initiatives and campaigns to support EarthEcho’s core programs designed to mobilize young people to take conservation action in their communities.
  • Provide ongoing input and recommendations, from a youth perspective, to EarthEcho International’s staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors regarding the development and implementation of programs designed to authentically engage young people as environmental leaders in their communities.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity and provide youth input to EarthEcho International’s partner organizations, and other external groups seeking to develop youth programs or strategies to engage young people in their work.
  • Represent EarthEcho International by speaking at conferences, events, and trainings, both in person and virtually, as appropriate opportunities arise throughout their term. Members may also have the opportunity to speak with and/or on behalf of EarthEcho International co-founder and president, Philippe Cousteau.
  • Interact with and potentially serve as a youth member on EarthEcho International’s Board of Directors.


In order to effectively carry out this role, YLC members will be expected to:

  • Participate in a working monthly video call with fellow Council members and EarthEcho staff and an initial virtual training on the work of EarthEcho International at the beginning of their term.
  • Select a program committee to work with and participate in communication and regular calls with program committee members/EarthEcho staff as needed to accomplish committee work.
  • Contribute 5-6 hours a month to the work of the YLC during their term.
  • Provide leadership to the YLC to ensure it functions as a youth-driven entity within EarthEcho International.
  • Report progress on YLC projects to EarthEcho International staff on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the annual EarthEcho Youth Leadership Summit for collaborative planning and professional development with other members of the YLC as program funding permits.