Supporting Authentic Youth Voice in Decision-Making

I came across an article from Michigan State about Creating a Place for Youth Voice at the Table and I have to say, I was so relieved to see other organizations, especially universities, recognizing the importance of youth voice. The piece raises some points many of us in the youth engagement field know, but it’s[…]

Together Greener

Guest Post by Donny Roush, Director, Center for Uncommon Collaboratives at Earth Force I’ve just ended my year as a Toyota TogetherGreen fellow. This conservation leadership program, administered by National Audubon Society, “supports innovative, grassroots work on environmental issues in communities traditionally underrepresented in the conservation movement. “If the memberships of the Big Green nonprofits[…]

Celebrating 25 Years of Watershed Education Through GM GREEN

Partners, educators, Earth Force staff, and General Motors employees from around the U.S. and Canada came together this week to celebrate 25 years of GM GREEN! Key shepherds from throughout the program’s history, including GM GREEN Director Jan Sneddon; Associate Director, Foundation Relations for the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of[…]

Two Years Later: Playing Together in the Sandbox

Original Guest Blog Post by Lisa Bardwell, President and CEO of Earth Force Four years ago, Earth Force was one of the six founding members of the National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC). NACC includes community, school, and university-based organizations concerned about how low-income youth are acquiring the motivation, skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary for constructive[…]

20 Years: A Watershed Moment in Earth Force History

On September 22, over one hundred friends of Earth Force gathered on the Cherry Blossom Riverboat to celebrate youth engagement and changing communities. Thank you to everyone who attended and lent their support! CEO Lisa Bardwell kicked off the festivities by sharing a bit about our history and invited everyone to view our 20th Anniversary[…]