Brower Youth Awards

Marcus Grignon

Keshena, WI

Encouraging sustainability on the Menominee Reservation

Marcus created a program called “Greening the Schools: Honoring Our Traditions” to boost ecological consciousness in his Native American nation. The program — which is part of Marcus’ larger non-profit, Citizens for a Sustainable Future — is boosting environmental education on the Menominee Reservation and gives students a chance to graduate from high school with a certificate in environmental stewardship. Marcus is also working on converting Menominee Tribal buses and vans to fuel cells power and educating eighth graders about renewable energy and social entrepreneurship.

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