Environmental awareness is becoming quite popular these days and it’s starting younger and younger, creating a whole group of innovative youths who are fighting for the preservation of our planet. The Brower Youth Awards is an awards ceremony celebrating the work of youth who are making a positive impact by fighting environmental degradation.
The youngest recipient of the award this year was Alec Loorz, who at the age of 15 is the youngest presenter of Al Gore’s speeches. Others who received the prize this year are: 16-year-old Adarsha Shivakumar who lobbied for Indian farmers to grow plants which could be used to make biofeuls, 21-year-old Robin Bryan who helped prevent loggers from destroying the boreal forest of the East Shore Wilderness Area in Manitoba, Canada, 21-year-old Sierra Crane-Murdoch, who co-founded Power Past Coal to help enact policies that justly transition away from coal, 20-year-old Diana Lopez , who organizes with the Southwest Workers' Union in San Antonio, TX and has fought to clean up military base contamination, organized for energy policies, and create a community garden, and 22-year-old Hai Vo, who co-founded the Real Food Challenge (RFC) at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), a national organization dedicated to redirecting the the billions of dollars spent each year on food at universities to food that is ecologically-sound, community-based, humane, and fair.
To find out more about the history of the awards and to learn how to apply yourself, click here.