13th Annual Brower Youth Awards

Deadline: May 14, 2012

Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower. The Brower Youth Awards are housed in the New Leaders Initiative program at Earth Island Institute and we are thrilled to call forth a new generation of leaders for our 13th Annual Brower Youth Awards.

David Brower was quoted as saying, “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible”. It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet. We elevate the accomplishments of these new leaders and invest in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Outstanding leadership means that you played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s). We are looking for individuals with vision, motivation, and leadership skills. Project impact includes how the project benefited the environment and community in terms of measurable results (e.g. acres of wildlife habitat protected or restored, number of people engaged in environmental issues because of the project, numbers of children no longer exposed to toxins, etc.).

Young activist leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2012) living in North America are invited to apply. Completed applications must be submitted online by May 14, 2012 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work, flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a camping trip, leadership activities as well as speaking engagements, trainings and environmental conferences giving them a chance to meet with mentors and peers. The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 900 guests at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on October 16, 2012.

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