Brower Youth Awards

Ethan Schaffer

Sagle, ID
Ethan created Organic Volunteers, a national outreach and education program for sustainability and organic food systems. Surviving lymphoma cancer at age fifteen led Ethan to explore healthy and sustainable living by working on organic farms in New Zealand. Revitalized by the experience, Ethan realized that the solution to both health and environmental problems lay in individuals learning to live sustainably. Today Organic Volunteers has over 2000 members in 41 states, with over 300 educational opportunities available to those who wish to live, eat, and grow food more sustainably.