Brower Youth Awards

Ana Elisa Peréz-Quintero

San Juan, PR

Leading a network of environmental education programs in Puerto Rico

Ana Elisa started GAIA (Grupos Ambientales Interdisciplinarios Aliados) as a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to developing a culture of eco-citizenry through environmental groups in schools. These groups are based on an integrated curriculum that combines ecology, art, culture, and environmental activism. As part of this work, Ana Elisa has developed three urban gardens that serve as a hands-on laboratory for students and an incubator for new environmental campaigns.

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