outstanding environmental and community leaders from across the United
States have been named recipients of the 2002 Brower Youth Awards, the
nations most prestigious recognition of environmental activists aged
1322. Awardees were chosen from applicants whose work on behalf of
communities and the environment epitomizes the principles of
Conservation, Preservation and Restoration, what Earth Island Institute
founder David Ross Brower called CPR for the Earth. The Awards call
attention to the need for citizens, young and old, to become leaders in
finding solutions to our most pressing environmental problems,
providing CPR locally and globally as this years winners have done,
said Earth Islands Executive Director David Phillips. The Brower Youth
Awards are the only national environmental awards for youth activists
that carry with them a substantial cash prize.
The 2002 Brower Youth Award winners:
In addition to receiving $3,000 cash awards, the six winners were honored at a ceremony September 26 in Berkeley, CA, hosted by Julia Butterfly Hill. The awardees participated in a three-day Activist Adventure in Yosemite, sponsored by Clif Bar, Inc., and led by Bay Area Wilderness Training, a project of Earth Island Institute.
Earth Island established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor David Brower and to recognize a new generation of leaders who follow in his footsteps. Throughout his career, Dave served as an inspiration and mentor to four generations of environmentalists, many of whom such as Amory Lovins, Dave Foreman and Julia Butterfly Hill have become well-known in their own right.
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