Our Mission: EarthTeam empowers teens to become lifelong environmental stewards through experiential education, skills development, and the building of community connections.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2000, half a billion people around the world joined together to put forth new environmental visions for a sustainable future. High school and middle school students and youth groups across California’s San Francisco Bay Area got a head start by participating in the creation of EarthTeam, a collaborative network connecting Bay Area teenagers, teachers and youth leaders with numerous environmental, educational, and government organizations; here was a niche that needed filling.
High school environmental clubs and many teachers felt disconnected from others of similar interest and discouraged by the general student body’s response to environmental concerns. EarthTeam aims to change this.
EarthTeam is committed to delivering quality projects by partnering with the strongest educational, environmental and government organizations. The students will think globally by using the vast amount of information offered, connect regionally by working with students from other communities, whether on joint projects, at special events, or on the website, and act locally in community based projects.
EarthTeam’s first year was very successful. In the first six months, twenty-four groups or classes signed up and 170 students received Presidential Environmental Youth Certificates for their environmental work. Please explore this website for a basic look at where we are today.