Brower Youth Awards

Our Work

Since 2000, the Brower Youth Award has recognized outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Under the umbrella of the New Leaders Initiative, the Brower Youth Awards provides an elevated platform to showcase and honor the accomplishments of young environmental leaders. 

Each year, six young people based in North America are awarded the prize, joining a growing and diverse cadre of green leaders who are publicly recognized for their sustainable projects, innovative ideas, and informed analyses.


How We Do It


  • public awards ceremony
  • film creation and distribution
  • media opportunities
  • speaking engagements

Strategic Support

  • leadership coaching
  • funding opportunities
  • goal setting and tracking


  • intergenerational activist discussions
  • cross-sector solutions salons
  • mentorship matching



Our Team

Anisha Desai

Program Director

Email Anisha to learn about program partnership and support, Brower Youth Award alumni relations, media requests and volunteer/internship opportunities at

Ruth Gebreyesus

Program Manager

To learn about Movement in Green, Brower Youth Awards applications and eligibility questions and partnership opportunities, please email Ruth at