School Year is Ending, But Progress Continues
The past school year has been a time of incredible growth for EarthEcho. Since September, we have seen major changes and initiatives from our Youth Leadership Council, launched new programs and redesigned our classic programs, said goodbye to a beloved staff member, and welcomed a new member to our team...all while finding our footing within the current political landscape. While we can’t wait to see what the summer and new school year will bring, let’s take a look at what we have accomplished together over the last nine months.
- “3T4E”: The EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council’s (YLC) first campaign 3 Pieces of Trash 4 the Earth (3T4E) saw 650,000 social media users from across 24 states and 6 continents collecting thousands of pieces of trash for over 1.6 million social media impressions.
- STEMExplore: The new STEMExplore platform, which officially launched in April, takes students behind the scenes of some of the most exciting careers in the STEM field. From building jet engines to diving with sharks, there are over 30 career paths to explore.
- EarthEcho Water Challenge: The EarthEcho Water Challenge (formerly the World Water Monitoring Challenge) launched in March with a growing audience around the world. With the challenge running through December 2017, there is still plenty of time get involved this water monitoring season.
- Expeditions Manager: We are thrilled to welcome Sean Miller to our team as the EarthEcho Expeditions Manager. Sean will be spearheading the next EarthEcho Expedition in fall 2017, as we consider water scarcity issues in Southern California.
- Youth Leadership Council: Next month, we will welcome five new members to our EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council. We are excited to support the incredible work the YLC continues to accomplish together.
While we made big strides this year in equipping youth to protect our water planet, there is always more to be done. We hope you’ll join as we continue to work toward our vision of, “A world where every single child can breathe fresh air, drink clean water, and walk on green grass under a blue sky.”
Philippe Cousteau Jr.