Greening Forward is a youth-driven, youth-imagined environmental network of 1,500 young changemakers. Our collective impact engages 10,000 community members in campaigns that recycle 120 tons of waste, plant over 200 trees, and save over 155,000 gallons of water. Greening Forward hopes to continue in this pattern of achievement, and to inspire many more future environmental leaders to action in their own communities.
Greening Forward’s youth partners come from all over the world and find Greening Forward’s over 120 curriculum resources, grant programs, skill-building tools, and mentorship opportunities helpful in their youth-driven campaigns to effect environmental change at the local and global level. Currently, Greening Forward directly serves more than 2,000 young leaders who plan rallies, events, and workshops that engaged 10,000 other community members. Greening Forward youth are advocating for bike-friendly communities in Denver, bringing organic foods to low-income communities through aquaponics in Makiki Valley, developing young leaders through capacity-building conferences in Atlanta, and protecting the Lowcountry’s vital estuaries in South Carolina.