Terra Verde

Learning from Young Environmental Leaders

BYA 2016 WinnersOver the past 17 years the Brower Youth Awards, given out Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, have become the top prize for young environmental leaders in North America. The awards, which honor six youth every year, have recognized some 104 young activists for their leadership and creative efforts in tackling our many pressing environmental problems — everything from fighting extractive industries, pushing for action on climate change, wildlife and lands conservation, and exploring new pathways in green technology. Show host and Earth Island Journal editor, Maureen Nandini Mitra, talks two of this year’s winners, Erica Davis from Knoxville, Tennessee and Karina Gonzales from Flagstaff, Arizona, about the lessons all environmentalists can learn from these young folks on how to build power, and strategy, and ultimately a better living world.

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