Brower Youth Awards

Dave Karpf

Philadelphia, PA

Dave's dynamic leadership in the Sierra Student Coalition inspired young environmentalists through the United States.

Dave directed the Sierra Student Coalition, which he described as a “bridge between enthusiastic youth who are eager to take part in David Brower’s vision for ‘Global CPR’ and the Sierra Club’s expansive network of environmentalists.” Dave’s involvement in the SSC began when he was a student at their High School Environmental Leadership Training Program. He was elected national director in 1999, and also served as Trainings Director and Roadless Campaign Coordinator. His work with the group allowed him to train over 250 environmentalists. “Students know they don’t have to be apathetic about the destruction they see in the world. They can change things.”

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