April 29 - May 3, 2024

Empowering Youth, Igniting Change: Celebrating Environmental Action Civics Across the Nation!

Environmental Action Civics Week is an elevation of young people who are civically involved in environmental issues, a celebration of the adults supporting them, and a convening of people changing the future.

Engage in real-time with young people, practitioners, and supporters to learn how Environmental Action Civics can transform your community!

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Thank you for making the 2024 EAC Week a huge success! Check out the replays of each event below and stay tuned for next year!

April 29, 2024 - 6pm ET

Educator Roundtable: Balancing the joy and nerves of student-led learning!

Student-led learning can be daunting - AND the best thing you've ever done. Join in this educator roundtable to hear Environmental Action Civics practitioners share their experiences and advice!

April 30, 2024 - 1pm ET

RISE Challenge Colorado Finals

A showcase of Colorado youth action projects to improve community resilience to natural hazards! Tune in as we award up to $1,000 to these incredible students.

May 1, 2024 - 1pm ET

Together We Thrive: Intersecting Generations in Environmental Justice Advocacy

Join a dynamic panel to discuss how we can strengthen intergenerational collaboration for effective environmental justice advocacy!

Moderated by Marilyn López, Program Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and featuring:

Dairanys Grullon-Virgil - Generation Citizen

Krysten Dorfman - Earth Force

Councilman Glenn Ellis Jr. from the Makah Tribe

Rachel Belin - Kentucky Student Voice Team

Jasalyn Franco - University of Texas

Bethany Humphrey - The Climate Initiative


May 1, 2024 - 6pm ET

Sharing Power: Youth Influence in Environmental Action

Join an exciting all-youth panel to hear how young people navigate power dynamics in their path to taking action!

Moderated by Lauren Gibson, Ph.D., who serves as the first-ever advisor on youth engagement to the NOAA administrator. In this role, she leads the agency’s efforts to bring youth perspectives into agency decision-making while also working to smooth out NOAA career pathways for young professionals.

May 2, 2024 - 2:30pm ET

Caring for Our Watersheds Chesapeake Bay Finals

Join us for the Finals Ceremony and Celebration of Environmental Action Civics in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We will award prize money up to $1,000 and hear from students about their experiences.


April 30, 2024

RISE Challenge Big Sky Finals - In Person

Held at the Cymatic Event Center in Missoula, MT! Awards will be presented to the top five (5) winning proposals, determined on summit day as a combined score of the written proposal and summit day presentation. Prizes range from $1,000 for 1st place to $300 for 5th place.

The RISE Challenge is a partnership between Earth Force and FEMA, implemented by local hosts with student prize money provided by the ASFPM Foundation.

May 1, 2024 10am–11:30am ET

Environmental Education & Civic Engagement: Deep-dive expert panel

Join this expert panel to explore how environmental education can foster civic engagement, catalyzing community and ecosystem well-being, environmental justice, and equitable governance. The panel is organized by Cornell University and NAAEE, and features several panelists, including Earth Force's Taylor Ruffin.

May 2, 2024

RISE Challenge Illinois Finals

Students in the RISE Challenge have been working hard to develop projects to increase resilience to natural hazards! Join virtually as we award the top projects with prize money.

The RISE Challenge is a partnership between Earth Force and FEMA, implemented by local hosts with student prize money provided by the ASFPM Foundation.

May 2, 2024 - 6pm ET

Show Me the Money! Highlighting Green School Participatory Budgeting as an opportunity for youth to lead and engage in a democratic process towards local sustainability initiatives.

Join us as we explore how youth are engaged in making decisions on their school budget! We will discuss School Participatory Budgeting (School PB) with folks from Arizona State University's Participatory Governance Initiative and the Center for the Future of Arizona. We will hear about the alignment of the School PB process with the key experiences of Environmental Action Civics. We will also hear how youth engage in School PB processes on their campuses, particularly the impacts of taking action in partnership with adults and how students are centering well-being and sustainability in their project ideas.


  • KaRa Lyn Thrasher, Civic Health Program Manager at Center for the Future of Arizona
  • Sabrina Estrada, Civic Health Senior Program Coordinator at Center for the Future of Arizona
  • Tara Bartlett, Senior Research Analyst at Arizona State University's Participatory Governance Initiative

May 3, 2024 - 1pm ET

CEE-Change Fellowships: Uniting to Cultivate a Future with Civic Environmental Education

Join us for an inspiring discussion on the transformative power of CEE-Change Fellowships! Our panel brings together three recent fellows dedicated to merging civics with EE. Learn about their individual projects to advance youth environmental decision-making, followed by an in-depth Q&A session.


Richard (Ritchie) Tusabe

Gloria Desanker

Hannah Barg

The CEE-Change Fellowship is an initiative of ee360+ and the Cedar Tree Foundation.

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