30 Under 30: The Green Generation

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Overview

30 Under 30: The Green Generation is the first large-scale event in the country that highlights and recognizes young activists, business leaders, and innovative thinkers who are working to improve environmental outcomes. In partnership with the National Audubon Society, the American Conservation Coalition will host 30 Under 30: The Green Generation at EarthX 2019, the nation’s largest environmental event.

Individuals from all sectors and walks of life are making massive strides to protect our planet. There are countless bold, young environmentalists from the corporate, legislative, political, grassroots, and non-profit circles who are positively impacting our environment and working to confront future challenges. EarthX 30 Under 30 recognizes their contributions to protecting our shared future.  

Protecting the environment is essential to all Americans, and we celebrate the passionate group of bipartisan, young environmentalists who lead the way. Award winners will be invited to a one-day event on April 27th, 2019 in Dallas, Texas and participate in panels and a dinner recognizing their achievements.

30 Under 30: The Green Generation is looking for environmental pioneers and trailblazers focused on issues including, but not limited to: ocean/water, wildlife, conservation, land management, clean energy, sustainability, and climate solutions. The environment is essential to all Americans, which makes highlighting a group of bipartisan, all-encompassing young environmental leaders so important. Nominate yourself or someone you admire using this portal.

Nomination Guidelines

We are looking for individuals who will be 30 years old or younger by April 27th, 2019 who have made significant strides to improve environmental outcomes. Individuals with backgrounds in activism, corporations, non-profits, and more will be considered for 30 Under 30: The Green Generation. What we will need from you:

  • Nominee’s name

  • Nominee’s organization affiliate

  • Nominee’s contact

  • Description of nominee’s environmental efforts

  • Your name and contact information

EarthX

EarthX is the largest conference in the world dedicated to environmental education and awareness. Held annually every April, EarthX celebrates progress, hope, and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music, art and food. EarthX creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning.

What started in 2011 as an outdoor event spanning five blocks in Dallas’ Arts District grew to occupy approximately 500,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. The expo has grown to allow businesses, government agencies and nonprofits an opportunity to show their initiatives and their positive impact on the environment. In 2018, EarthX hosted more than 137,000 attendees, over 600 exhibitors and 400 speakers, becoming the largest annual environmental exposition and programming initiative in the world.

 

Advisory Board

Hannah Downey -  Policy & Partnerships Coordinator, PERC

Hannah Downey - Policy & Partnerships Coordinator, PERC

Lubna Ahmed -  Director of Environmental Health, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Lubna Ahmed - Director of Environmental Health, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Benji Backer -  President, American Conservation Coalition

Benji Backer - President, American Conservation Coalition

Gabriella Hoffman -  Media Strategist, Consultant

Gabriella Hoffman - Media Strategist, Consultant

Luke Metzger -  Executive Director, Environment Texas

Luke Metzger - Executive Director, Environment Texas

Ben Rajadurai -  Deputy Executive Director, CRNC

Ben Rajadurai - Deputy Executive Director, CRNC

Dr. Caroline Weinberg -  Co-Founder, March for Science

Dr. Caroline Weinberg - Co-Founder, March for Science

Jonathan Wood -  Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Jonathan Wood - Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation