Environmental Action Projects for Children and Youth

Environmental Action Projects for Children and Youth

Organizations for Youth Climate Action

Roots and Shoots – a global movement of youth leading change, an initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute.   

Audubon for Kids  

Heifer Project International - “Caring for the Earth”.  

Save Our Monarchs – promoting the recovery of the monarch butterfly population one milkweed at a time.  

Forests for Monarchs – working toward long term survival of the monarch butterfly through wintering habitat protection 

Kids Saving the Rainforest – wildlife rescue center and sanctuary in Costa Rica Think Earth  

Environmental Education Foundation 

“Youth as Climate Prophets”; “Dr. Seuss as an Environmental Prophet" by Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt  

Abundant Life Garden Project   

Acorn Naturalists 

Biohabitatsyouth environmental activism 

Bullfrog Films – educational films on the environment and social justice issues 

Connecticut Woodlands Environmental Education for Youth (search for environmental-education)

Earth Echo Environmental Education – established by the Cousteau Foundation because youth have the power to change our planet.  

eek! Environmental Education for Kids   

Environmental Protection Agency - Kids’ Club  

Future Coalition – matches young people with adult allies                             

Green Wave – regenerative ocean farming                              

Jewish Youth Climate Movement - Hazon 

Meigs Point Nature Center (CT)   

National Wildlife Federation 

Ocean Conservancy Talking Trash and Taking Action   

Ranger Rick Magazine 

Save the Sound  

John Muir Day Study Guide by Sierra Club  

Tomorrow’s Planet - Sierra Club Children’s Newsletter on Environmental Education                     

Sunrise Movement                                                                            

Surfrider - Environmental Stewardship Program            

350ct.org - CT Youth Lobby Day                                                         

Organizations for Youth Climate Action

Encourage youth of your congregation to attend the SNEUCC New England Youth Climate Summit and the CT League of Conservation Voters’ Youth Summit or to join a local branch of a youth climate movement group.

Future Coalition is a national network and community for youth-led organizations and youth leaders  

NAACP Youth and College Leadership Initiative on Environmental and Climate Justice Toolkit  

In 2015, youth and organizational plaintiff Earth Guardians filed their constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. US against the US government.  Their complaint asserts that, though the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.  More info   

Free curriculum for high school students from Our Children's Trust

Short films 

Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training and resources for new young activists and organizers. 

New England EJ Youth+ Summit videos and slides, November 2022:  View recordings at  Environmental Justice | New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ | NHCUCC

Also see: Faith Formation Ideas and Resources

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