Brower Youth Awards & New Leaders Initiative

  • CA

About Us

The Brower Youth Award is an annual national award recognizing six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. The winners of the award receive a $3,000 cash prize, a trip to California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute.

Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor our founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. This award manifests Earth Island Institute’s commitment to growing new leaders.

All young leaders living in North America ages 13 to 22 as of July 1, 2014 are eligible. The completed application completed online by May 12, 2014. The application is online at, starting on February 3, 2014.

For more information, feel free to contact Program Director Anisha Desai at