What makes the Environmental Youth Conference different from other conferences you've attended? Well, how about the fact that the conference speakers are mostly teens like you? Yes, there won't be much adults at the mic. That's right! This conference is FOR the Youth and BY the Youth.
This year's conference panelists will discuss projects related to eco-consumption, urban forestry and water. Check out who they are:
Genesis is 16 years old and attends
Kelly is a tenth grader at Harvard Westlake, and is from
Tosh and his mother co-authored a book called Generation Green which is an eco-guide for teens to “green” their lives through several ways, including green careers. www.generationgreenthebook.com
As a youth, Jesus worked on a recycling project with the Bureau of Sanitation’s summer program and is now working for the City department.
Daniela works with Pacoima Beautiful Youth group and partnered with a local elementary school to build and maintain a community garden and to plant trees. They also work to promote sustainability and environmental justice in communities. www.pacoimabeautiful.org
Alex works with Pacoima Beautiful Youth group and partnered with a local elementary school to build and maintain a community garden and plant trees. They also work to promote sustainability and environmental justice in communities. www.pacoimabeautiful.org
Adam is 13 years old and is President of Board for Tree Musketeers, a youth organization focused on trees. From 2003-2008, the group has planted over 500 trees along the stretch of
Evelina is a student at
Daniel is a student at
Blanca is 16 years old and a student at Animo Film and