Awards, Accomplishments, & Projects
“Kids like Justin have shown that the next generation is refusing to simply stand on the sidelines but instead is turning its passion for helping the planet into projects that have tangible, positive impacts on the environment now,” said Beryl Kay, president of Action for Nature
“We’re proud to honor the next generation of young environmental leaders who are helping solve environmental challenges and create a more sustainable future,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud. “These students are making a real difference with far-reaching impacts in their communities and future generations.”
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
“I’ve learned that one idea can change the world,” says Justin. “It started out with just me wanting to help the frogs. Now people from all around the world want to clean up the planet with me.” - Justin
We were so thrilled to recognize our AMAZING change-makers across the country who have done multiple community action projects in the last year! This round of Certificates recognized over 26 change-makers from 12 different states California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Oregon. We are so proud of the impact our members are making in communities big and small all across the country! -Roots and Shoots
At Reserva: The Youth Land Trust, we empower youth to make a measurable difference in the future of our planet, through projects in three impact areas—conservation, education, and storytelling.
Dr. Jane Goodall