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Since 2000, the Brower Youth Awards program has recognized outstanding emerging youth leaders in the environmental movement. A signature program of Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Awards (BYA) celebrates the accomplishments of young environmental leaders. Each year, six young people based in North America are awarded the prize and provided extensive mentorship. They will join a growing and diverse group of green leaders who are publicly recognized for their sustainable and innovative solutions.

With your support, we are able to present the Awards Ceremony for FREE to the public, and for hundreds of Bay Area students who are energized by the BYA winners' stories and inspired by the festive community event.

Thanks to all of you who made last year's Brower Youth Awards ceremony a truly inspiring and memorable evening. Here are our seven 2017 BYA winners!

The New Leaders Initiative is a year-round program. We're currently exploring direct mentorships between our leaders and our supporters. This effort adds to our current NLI portfolio of projects that includes:

• Movement in Green provides training and coaching for young environmental leaders, beyond the work we do with our annual Brower Youth Award winners.

• Rooted and Rising helps elevate the voices of young environmental leaders in public events, including featuring Brower Youth Award alumni in conversation with seasoned activists.

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Earth Island Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax-deductible except for the value of the Earth Island Journal ($12 yearly). Earth Island’s tax ID number is 94-2889684. For further information, please contact us.

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Earth Island Institute grows environmental leadership through education and activism. Our projects, publications, and initiatives support the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment.

Earth Island's New Leaders Initiative is home to the annual Brower Youth Awards, and provides year-round programs and events to equip young leaders with the skills, resources, and relationships to lead effective campaigns and projects.


Earth Island Institute
at the David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704-1375 USA
Phone: (510) 859-9100 / Fax: (510) 859-9091

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