Tomorrow’s Young Environmentalists Light Up The Stage At Brower Youth Awards 2010

 

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One of the faces of youth activism

The Brower Youth Awards (BYAs) are one of my favorite environmental events that I attend every fall. This past Tuesday was no exception, when six inspiring young activists were recognized for their environmental activism and environmental justice advocacy. From the moment the lights were dimmed in the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, the crowd went wild cheering for the young awardees. These young people definitely give older environmentalists something to be hopeful about. While the six awardees were all from varied backgrounds and regions, they had a common theme of not accepting no for an answer. The awardees were also all self aware, yet humble, a sign of true leaders. Before each of the awardees was announced, a film introduced them to the crowd in their own words with images of their hometowns in the backdrop

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