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  • Cassandra Lin: Turning Grease Into Fuel

    At the 2014 National Service-Learning Conference, EarthEcho co-founder and president Philippe Cousteau had the unique privilege to share the stage with Cassandra Lin. Philippe and EarthEcho first met Cassandra in 2012 while collaborating with Cathryn Berger Kaye on our book Make a Splash! A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. We featured the story of Project Turning Grease Into Fuel (TGIF), an organization founded by Cassandra and…

  • Brooklyn Wright: Earth Saver Girl

    In second grade, Brooklyn Wright knew that the way people were treating our planet needed to change. While learning about conservation issues in school, Brooklyn began to notice the litter problem in her local community. She wanted to convince other people to start caring and take notice, especially kids her own age. While Brooklyn knew she had the power to create change, she wanted to create something that would inspire kids everywhere. It was then that “Earth…

  • Erin Schrode: Teens Turning Green

    At 22 years old, Erin Schrode has spent nearly half of her life advocating for the health of her peers and our planet. Erin jokes that she was “green” even before she was born. In Erin’s family it has always been accepted that the vast majority of chemicals in our cleaning products, beauty products, and foods are unnecessary so they are kept out of the home. Once Erin began exploring makeup in middle school she discovered that scientists had linked many…

  • Charles Orgbon: Greening Forward

    In sixth grade, an environmentally conscious Charles Orgbon had a simple vision, to have an opportunity to share ideas with like-minded young people. Today his vision to connect young people has grown in to Greening Forward, a nonprofit organization which currently partners with over 50 different environmental action groups. Charles is the founder and director of Greening Forward, an organization that was conceived by youth, constructed by youth, and continues to be run…

  • Jacqueline Shen: Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network

    Youth everywhere are taking a genuine interest in the environment. They are acknowledging the power that they have to make a lasting impact on our world and devising creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges. Jacqueline Shen is one young person making a real impact. Jacqueline is a founding member and current president of the Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network (BYSN), a network of high school students across Burnaby, British Columbia, dedicated to making…