Youth Trainings & Resources
Society is already programmed to teach young people to read and write, but what about how to lead? Our staff of high school and college students continues to develop relevant and meaningful resources aimed at empowering today’s young people to take action against the environmental issues they care most about.
The Earth Savers Club
Since 2008, Greening Forward has given over $72,000 away in financial assistance to youth-imagined environmental causes to our +50 Earth Saves Club partners. Earth Savers Club partners come from all over the world and find our curriculum resources, grants, skill-building, and mentorship opportunities helpful in their youth-driven campaigns to effect environmental change at the local and global level. Each year, our grantees are able to bring 1,500 young people directly into the planning process of their Greening Forward grant, and engage 10,000 other community members through rallies and events.
Earth Saver Award
Thousands of Greening Forward young people are taking action today to improve the lives of others and the environment. The Earth Saver Award, presented by Greening Forward, spotlights our students, ages 5-25, who have gone two steps above and beyond to create and lead substantive projects that improve our natural environment. Awardees come from all walks of life, and reflect some of our most innovative, inspiring student leaders.
Greening Forward hosts several events every year. We plan and run an annual conference called the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit, where we focus on developing leadership and problem solving skills for many of the fundamental environmental problems facing us today.
We also host the youth summit at the Green Schools Conference and Exposition with the Captain Planet foundation, which will be held in Colorado this year. At this conference, youth and community environmental leaders are brought in from across the country to inspire young people to create greener schools and share their stories and experiences.
To learn more about either conference, click the link below.
As an organization driven by passionate youth, we find ourselves involved in a number of other community organizations and programs. The best way to keep up with us is to follow Greening Forward on social media.