Call for Applications: Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership

Deadline: May 13, 2013

The Earth Island Institute is thrilled to call forth a new generation of leaders for their 14th Annual Brower Youth Awards. If you are a young environmental leader resident in North America and US territories, you are invited to apply.

The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership was established by Earth Island Institute in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower. The award recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet. It elevates the accomplishments of these new leaders and invests in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills.


The award targets Young environmental change leaders who are;

  • ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2013)
  • living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories.”

The Award

Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive

  • a $3,000 cash prize
  • a professionally produced short film about their work
  • flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

More Benefits

  • During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a camping trip, leadership activities, speaking and media engagements, and trainings and environmental conferences giving them a chance to meet with mentors and peers.
  • The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 900 guests at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco on October 22, 2013.


Winners would be selected based on:

  • Outstanding Youth Leadership and Project Impact. Your project should accomplish one or more of the following broad objectives:
    • Aim to eliminate or decrease our use of finite natural resources and our negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.
    • Work to protect ecosystems, species, indigenous cultures and other irreplaceable elements of the world’s natural heritage.
    • Strive to re-establish the healthy functions of an ecosystem; parts of ecosystems; and human communities that manage ecosystems.
    • We encourage a diversity of strategies to achieve your objectives including, but not limited to, curriculum design, media campaigns, policy changes, fundraising efforts, mobilization drives.


If you need support with the submission of your application or clarification of questions, send an email to: [email protected]

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