We Rise We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (See book review in this issue of Leaf Litter)
A Focus On Nature has sought to encourage and connect young people in the U.K. aged 16 to 30 who share a passion for the natural world.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition is building a movement of young people leading solutions to the climate crisis.
Brower Youth Award, a program of Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative,
CoalitionWILD, a core project of the WILD Foundation, works internationally to galvanize, connect, and equip the world’s young change makers to tackle Earth’s greatest conservation and sustainability challenges.
Conference of Youth (COY) – COY13 is organized by young volunteers and intends to empower youth with regard to climate justice, climate policy and sustainability through a multilingual programme consisting of methodical and content-related sessions.
Earth Force provides middle school educators with the training and support they need to create an engaging, hands-on classroom that empowers students to solve environmental problems.
Earth Guardians is a global “tribe of young activists, artists, and musicians” stepping up as leaders
Environmental Youth Alliance is a Canadian organization that cultivates transformative nature experiences for children and youth in urban environments to foster community connectedness, build ecological leadership skills, and enhance their well-being
Free Your Voice, the youth-led human rights organization in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay community
Green Africa Youth Organization aims to become Ghana’s most extensive organisation that guides individual conscious choices in promoting environmental friendliness and safety.
Green Corps is “the field school for environmental organizing.”
LEAF, The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders for Environmental Action for the Future program
Nature and Youth is a Norwegian organization comprised of local groups that works to put pressure on politicians and bureaucrats, and point out environment-friendly solutions.
Roots & Shoots is a youth service program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, aims to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.
Students on Ice educates the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions to support their continued growth and to inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability.
United Workers, the parent organization to Free Your Voice, a youth-led human rights organization in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay community
Brower Youth Award, a program of the Earth Island Institute that is dedicated to identifying, supporting and sustaining young environmental leaders, is awarded annually to six young leaders making strides in the environmental movement
Movement in Green Initiative & Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy
Rooted and Rising, which aims to spark dialogue between generations of environmentalists
The Starfish Canada is an organization that celebrates and amplifies environmental, solutions-based stories across the nation, with a focus on youth-based initiatives. The organization highlights the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25.
Xiuhtezcat.com is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez’ web site.
YOUNGO – official youth NGO constituency recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). YOUNGO has organized and hosted a Conference Of Youth (COY- see above) each year, immediately prior to the annual Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, in the same country as COP.
Youth 4 African Wildlife works with youths all over the world to create global conservation ambassadors. They raise awareness through experiential research, social media, photography and film
Young Professional Organizations