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EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council Adds Six Environmental Champions

(Washington, D.C.) EarthEcho International, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future, announced the addition of six new members to their Youth Leadership Council (YLC).  Comprised of 15 young environmental leaders from the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, and Iraq, ages 15-22, the EarthEcho YLC helps to expand the impact of the organization’s programs and partnerships worldwide.

“Every day, EarthEcho works with young people around the globe who are engaged and motivated to change our world; they are a new generation of visionaries who see past the challenges to solutions and opportunities,” said EarthEcho International President, Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “The EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council brings together an outstanding group of these environmental advocates and problem solvers who are committed to inspiring and empowering others to take action now for a sustainable future.”

Serving two-year terms, the members of the EarthEcho YLC provide guidance for the organization’s programs and resources; advise partner organizations and other external groups on the development of youth strategies; represent EarthEcho at events, conferences and trainings; and serve as ambassadors for EarthEcho programs by executing environmental service projects in their local communities. During this time, they gain valuable professional development training, and an opportunity to hone their leadership skills through speaking engagements and hands-on projects.

Each of the EarthEcho YLC members have already demonstrated a dedication to addressing and working to solve a range of environmental problems through successful programs and organizations. The new 2018 EarthEcho YLC members are as follows:

Nicolás Miranda Chesta - Chile

Hayley Charlton-Howard - Australia

Jackson Madden - Ohio, United States

Kehkashan Basu - Canada

Lucy Skelton - Australia

Rayan Krishnan - Washington, U.S.

They join returning Youth Leadership Council members from 2017 and 2016 classes:

Aisha Al-Dulaimi - Iraq

John Bandek - California, U.S.

Evan Barnard - Georgia, U.S.

Olivia Blondheim - Florida, U.S.

Trevor Burke - Texas, U.S.

Katelyn Higgins - North Carolina, U.S.

Delaney Reynolds - Florida, U.S.

Ruby Rorty - California, U.S.

Carolina Rios - New York, U.S.

The new YLC members will convene during their annual Leadership Summit this August in Washington, DC. Please consider helping them meet their fundraising goal of $5000 by donating to their crowdfunding campaign.

Visit our Youth Leadership Council page to learn more about the work of EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council.

About EarthEcho International
EarthEcho International’s mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. We are a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 2000 by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho’s 21st century tools and interactive resources equip youth to identify and solve environmental challenges starting in their own communities. For more information about EarthEcho International, visit Follow us on Facebook and @earthecho on Twitter and Instagram.