Happy Earth Day 2015! Last month, a group of about 15 high school students from all over Alaska traveled to Juneau for a week of meetings with the Governor and state legislators about a range of environmental issues. This Civics and Community Summit has become an annual spring rite of passage for student delegates engaged with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA).
Programs like AYEA -- as well as Trailside Discovery, the Student Conservation Association, Outdoor Afro, City Kids DC, Muddy Sneakers, Summer Search and a host of others around the country -- are essential to building awareness of environmental issues and challenges across a broad spectrum of American society, which is increasingly urban in nature. These programs are critical not just to the future of conservation but also to our society’s challenges with generational, racial and environmental justice issues.Read More