In October, Brower Youth Awards acknowledged six winners for 2013. These six winners distinguished themselves with their creative and effective work tackling problems ranging from community organization, renewable energy and climate education.
Alex Freid, 22, of New Hampshire, for reinventing waste diversion on college campuses through his non-profit organization The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN).
Amira Odeh, 22, of Puerto Rico, for initiating the first student sustainability movement focused on water consumption and plastics pollution on her university’s campus.
Arielle Klagsbrun, 22, of Missouri, for mobilizing the St. Louis community to fight for a healthy and equitable future free of big coal corporations.
Cassandra Lin, 15, of Rhode Island, for addressing community needs with unconventional biofuel generation from used cooking oil.
Chloe Maxmin, 21, of Maine, for developing a common network for young environmentalists to propel their projects forward.
Jonathan Ferrer, 18, of New York, for encouraging youth involvement in climate resiliency and community projects in New York City.
Winners were selected by a panel of seven judges including David Suzuki. In the past 14 years a total of 85 Brower Youth Award recipients have raised more than $2 million for environmental causes, trained more than 3,000 youth in advocacy, involved more than 50,000 people in green projects, implemented 20 university-wide environmental policies, passed eight pieces of legislation, organized more than 4,000 events and actions, produced nearly three dozen documentary films and held more than 500 lobbying meetings with elected officials.
© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
Winners of the 2013 Green Supply Chain Awards
2013 Brownfield Renewal Person of the Year Award
2013 Global Excellence Project of the Year Award Winners
2013 Green Star Awards for Environmental Emergency Heroes
2013 SEAD Global Efficiency Medal for Computer Monitors
2013 Cleantech Open Cleanie and National Sustainability Award Winners
2013 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal
Volvo Environment Prize Goes to Chinese Climate Scientist for his Work on Extreme Weather
Smooth Criminals Win Corporate Responsibility Honors
2012-2013 Awards for Reporting on the Environment
US Fish and Wildlife Service Awarded 1st Place in International Diversity Award Competition
APSUS a Finalist in Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards
Enter the 2013 Annual Ethical Corporation Awards
The Persecution and Achievements of Environmentalists