News & Events Categories

News & Events Yearly Archive

News & Events

  • #TakeActionTuesday

    EarthEcho wants to highlight the great things that youth all across the United States are doing to protect our Water Planet. Every Tuesday, we will share inspiring stories of young people  taking the future of our planet into their own hands and creating positive change around them. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we share their stories in words, photos, and videos. Want us to feature your story? Tell us how you’re making difference here.…

  • Protecting the Ocean Begins Wherever You Are

    Last week, people across the planet took to social media to celebrate #WorldOceansDay. While not everyone had the opportunity to make it to the coast and see the ocean first hand, people everywhere are feeling the benefits of a healthy ocean: Oceans regulate global weather and temperature. Oceans produce half of the world’s oxygen. Oceans provide 200 billion pounds of food a year. Oceans are the destination for one in 10 vacations worldwide. People everywhere…

  • Coventry MS Students Plant Over 1,000 Trees

    This year, EarthEcho LEAP Educator Jim Trogdon and his students took on the task of "daylighting" a local stream that had been forced underground decades ago. His classroom not only brought the stream above ground, but also took part in planting over 1,000 native shrubs, trees, and grasses to restore the site. With the help of Ken Christensen from Davey Tree Experts, Trogdon and his students selected several native species to plant along the stream site. Species were…

  • Let’s Talk Sustainability: Envisioning a Green Future from within the Sonoran Desert

    Written by Youth Leadership Council Member, Evan Barnard  “Is the glass half empty? No! It’s the ocean! The glass is three-quarters full,” remarked guest speaker Adrien Grenier, adding a note of humorous optimism to his explanation of the relationship between environmental consciousness and consumer behavior. Mr. Grenier’s interview was among the many incredible presentations by renowned speakers including the first indigenous president of…

  • Combatting “Wicked Problems” at Biosphere 2

    Written by Youth Leadership Council member, Gloria Li.  “Wicked problem.” That’s what creative strategist John Kao called climate change in his guest lecture during the first full day of the One Young World Environment Summit. This three-day conference brought millennial leaders from, all over the world, to Arizona to tackle the wicked problem that is climate change— an issue with such a widespread, constantly shifting, and hugely complex…