Our Programs


International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit – IYEYS

Over 300 young changemakers culminate at the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit, a youth-driven capacity-building conference, for the opportunity to gain the skills they need to take their environmental campaigns to the next level. Young people (and the adults who support them) working on issues across the environmental spectrum – from sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, plastics free, transportation, water quality, and so much more – are welcomed to attend. Join our e-mailing list to learn when the 2018 conference will be held.

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Green Schools Conference & Expo Student Summit

The 6th annual Green Schools Conference & Expo was held April 21-22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Students, educators, administrators, business and community leaders, nonprofit partners, green building professionals and others came together to advance the shared mission of green schools for all within this generation. The Student Summit, presented by The Captain Planet Foundation, Greening Forward, and the United States Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, ran concurrently with the main sessions, while also providing a unique opportunity for students working towards greener schools to convene, learn, and share their work. Join our e-mailing list to learn when the 2018 conference will be held.

Read the 2017 Conference Blog
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See the 2016 Results



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.

How-To Guides

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.

Grantee Database
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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.

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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.