Brower Youth Awards


Movement in Green provides programming  for young environmental leaders, to encourage them further to pursue their environmental ideas and projects. This part of our programming is both local and nationwide. In the bay area, we host a fellowship for UC Berkeley students as well as public events, co-sponsored with local youth development organizations. Nationally, we offer an essay contest with a cash prize of 250 dollars and we also award a micro-grant as seed money for environmental projects. Read below to learn more about our Movement in Green programs.

This year, we have introduced a Earth Island Institute Fellowship for university students who are interested in program management, research and producing real life deliverables for a client organization. The winter 2018 client is Washington D.C. based organization, Forest Trends. The fellowship focuses on market driven and carbon based solutions to forest resource conflicts.To learn more about how to become a university fellow for the next cycle, email

In 2018, we will begin our inaugural year of new local high school essay contest. High school students nationwide are invited submit an essay for a 250 dollar cash prize, responding to the following question:  “what does environmental leadership mean to you? To enter the contest, email by May 1st.

Our public event in winter of 2018 is a local storytelling event called “What Does Food Justice Mean to You”? The event is in Oakland California on March 4th at the Dover Street Park and Community Garden. There will be a storytelling component, a DJ, lunch provided by Phat Beets, and a seed germination station. The event is cohosted by Girls Inc. and Oakland Food Policy Council.

Movement in Green also includes a  micro grant program, the John Goddard Prize, that is strategically awarded as a cash prize to grow ambitious youth-led environmental initiatives nationwide. The Goddard Prize will be awarded multiple times a year to enterprising young people who are pursuing environmental projects, and who are looking for funding to bring their ideas to the next level. You can access the application here.