Earth Island Institute Youth Awards

Posted by on March 9, 2009

Earth Island Institute Invites Applications From Young People for Brower Youth Awards

Deadline: May 15, 2009

The Earth Island Institute’s ( annual Brower Youth Awards honor young people ages between the ages of 13 and 22 living in North America for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy.

Award winners will have demonstrated “outstanding leadership” by playing a major leadership role in creating, organizing, and implementing a project. The project should fall under one or more of the following categories: conservation — work to eliminate or decrease the use of natural resources and the negative impacts on ecosystems and communities; preservation — work to protect ecosystems, species, indigenous cultures, and other irreplaceable elements of the world’s natural heritage; and restoration — work to re-establish the healthy functioning of ecosystems, parts of ecosystems, and human communities that manage ecosystems.

Six winners will each receive a $3,000 cash prize, a trip to California for the award ceremony and a wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at the Earth Island Institute.

Visit the Brower Youth Awards Web site for complete program information.

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