Earth Force President and CEO Talks Engaging Young People to Improve the Environment

Adapted from an interview with John Shegerian for Green is Good Radio What is Earth Force working to accomplish? The big vision of Earth Force is a nation where young people are actively involved. They’re sitting at the table and helping to make decisions and positive change in their environment, their communities, and schools. We’ve[…]

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[…]

Better Together: Earth Force CEO Shares 20 Years of Community Problem-Solving

Sixteen years ago, I was on an academic career path that revolved around finding ways to better engage people in the decisions that shape their communities and that impact their environment, health, and quality of life. I had researched ways to better elicit people’s commitment, energy, and good-thinking, based on what we called the Reasonable[…]

Birthday Reflections

Birthdays present the opportunity to reflect for most, and for Earth Force, it is no different. Our 20th anniversary celebration is happening on September 22, 2014, in Washington, DC, on the Cherry Blossom riverboat (tickets on sale here). With our birthday party one month away, we thought it would be a great time to reflect[…]

{CEO Guest Post} Playing Together in the Sandbox

Earth Force is one of the 6 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 civic and political participation. This group is deeply committed to engaging young people in the civic[…]

26 Years, 50 Partners, 1 Vision

On August 25, I had the pleasure of attending a very special Global Rivers Environmental Education Network Gathering in Ann Arbor to celebrate the long history and recent successes of the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network. It was an incredible event, filled with over 50 partners, mentors and original GREEN supporters who have helped shepherd, expand, and bring excitement to[…]