Welcome to the Environmental Youth Conference blog!

The City of Los Angeles believes that today's youth are our biggest allies in our fight against climate change and global warming.

The Environmental Youth Conference engages young Angelenos to play a critical role in not only participating in our greening initiatives, but helping us educate others as well. This conference, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world, is for the youth and by the youth. Our youngsters run it, conduct workshops, publicize it, experience it and enjoy it.

Be part of it today! If you've attended the Environmental Youth Conference in the past, tell us what you think!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Senior at Environmental Charter High is conference keynote speaker

Meet Jordan Howard, a dynamic 17-year-old senior who was first skeptical about the environmental problem and is now one of the most active green teens in Los Angeles.

Jordan is a Green Ambassador Youth Leader who went to Costa Rica with the group and came to understand the truth about the environmental problem and how it is the youth like her that can make the difference. Since then, Jordan started a battery recycling campaign for her community, created a speakers series for a plastic free world, and directed a student-powered film that provides tips on going green. Jordan embodies the change she wishes to see as a powerful and creative leader for her peers and community.

Get to know more about this year's powerful conference keynote speaker at www.jordaninspires.com.