Brower Youth Awards

Featured Young Leader

Heidi Kritz

Fueling a decade-long fight to protect Bristol Bay

Featured Young Leader

Erica Davis

Advocating for frontline communities in Tennessee

Featured Young Leader

Xerxes Libsch

Restoring and creating an educational wild space

Featured Young Leader

Susette Onate

Fostering stewardship through a native butterfly garden

Featured Young Leader

Karina Gonzalez

Leading inclusive divestment efforts in Arizona

Featured Young Leader

Will Amos

Engineering possibility for impactful change

We Celebrate Young Environmental Leaders!

Each year the Brower Youth Award recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate excellent leadership as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves. 

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How to apply

The 18th cycle of the Brower Youth Award is open! Learn more and access the application!

Meet the winners

Read the stories of this year’s winners and check on updates on their projects. You can also request our Brower Youth Alumni to speak at your school or event.

Embodied Hope

Read Embodied Hope, a zine in collaboration with Kate Weiner of LOAM featuring stories from winners & alumni.

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