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  • Walk for Wild Florida

    I looked across the expanse of the St Mark’s River, and realized I was stuck. A ferry boat was waiting to take me across the river so I could continue backpacking the Florida trail on the other bank. But that would mean that after hiking, rambling and hopping my way through 280 miles of the Florida backwoods, after starting all the way back at my house in Gainesville, Florida, I would have not done my journey under my own power. If I took a ferry across, the…

  • EarthEcho YLC Gives Back with 3T4E

    A note from Ruby Rorty of the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council: The holidays are upon us —we’re sure that your homes are filling with family and friends and that you’re getting ready for the hustle and bustle of the season. The EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council, has been thinking a lot about gratitude and celebration recently, a time of concern for many of us who are passionate about environmental protection. A few highlights have come up…

  • #MonumentsForAll

    Dear President Obama, and Senators Blumenthal, Markey, Murphy, Reed, Warren, and Whitehouse:  We, the undersigned members of the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council, express a great deal of appreciation to you for working with your constituents and standing to protect our oceans. Representing the next generation of environmental stewards, we are grateful that you have supported ocean conservation and the President’s authority under the…

  • Back to School with YLC

    This piece is part of a series of "Back-to-School" blogs penned by our Youth Leadership Council members. Each blog highlights a different way to bring a conservation-focused mindset to campus...and beyond. Becky Shelton, YLC Member There is a reason I dream of saving the ocean’s fish with a team of teenagers. During my junior year of high school, I was accepted into the Seattle Aquarium’s teen volunteer program, where I committed over 500…

  • Back to School With YLC

    This piece is part of a series of "Back-to-School" blogs penned by our Youth Leadership Council members. Each blog highlights a different way to bring a conservation-focused mindset to campus. Elizabeth Sherr, YLC Member  Summer has reached its peak -- say goodbye to your weekday barbeques, trips to the beach, and of course, worry-free netflix binges. The bittersweet time has come to leave family and home, but to also say hello to new classes and friends. Maybe…