Youth Council

Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador

Join Us!

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Northwest 2020 is bringing together leaders from around the region to take action on problems like climate justice. But first, they want to hear from us young people about what issues matter most!

Earth Day Northwest 2020 is committed to protecting the natural environment and building livable, equitable communities. But what does that mean, exactly? A better public transit system? 100% renewable energy across the state by 2030? More parks and greenspaces in our neighborhoods? Something else entirely? That’s for us to decide!

On September 14th, Earth Day Northwest 2020 is hosting a one-day Youth Summit. This is our chance to tell businesses, local governments, NGOs, and community leaders who are committed to change what we want to focus on for the next five years – and where they can support these efforts.

Anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 is invited to apply – you don’t need to love hiking or be a lifelong climate activist to attend the Summit. The only prerequisite is that you’re worried about the future of our region’s environment and communities, and excited to work with other young people to make sure it’s equitable, livable, and healthy. Come make your voice heard!

If you want to help set the agenda, gain leadership experience, add a sweet line to your resume, and make a difference all at the same time, fill out this short application to be an Earth Day Youth Ambassador. All selected participants will be expected to attend the one-day Summit, and complete about an hour of materials in preparation for the event. Earth Day Northwest will provide a stipend for all participants, as well as meals at the conference, and financial assistance for travel to and from the Summit as needed.

Feel free to email if you have any questions or concerns.

Miyo McGinn
Co-Chair, Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council

Why should I apply?

• Gain leadership experience
• Add a sweet line to your resume
• Make a difference
• Help set the agenda

Who can apply? 

• Anyone ages 16-24

Really, anyone! No need for prior environmental experience or a passion for hiking.

Application details

• Application period closes July 17th
• Decisions will be announced the week of August 12th
• The Summit will be held on September 14th


Applicants selected will receive a stipend, meals at the    conference and financial assistanct to and from the Summit as needed.

Apply Now!

Upcoming Events:

Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Summit

September 14th, 2019

No one has a bigger stake in the future of our region than the young people that live here. To ensure that their voices are part of the conversation, Earth Day Northwest is hosting a Youth Summit.

Young people from around the region will come together in Seattle in September for this one-day conference, where they’ll discuss the issues they want to see addressed in the next five years. Following the conference, representatives from the Summit will address the Earth Day Northwest Leadership Group as Earth Day Youth Ambassadors, sharing the youth-identified priorities and suggested next steps over the next five years.

In an attempt to ensure that the current (and future!) diversity of experiences and needs in the region is represented at the Summit, 50 Youth Ambassadors with a diversity of identities, backgrounds, and interests, will be selected.

Getting so many engaged young people into the same room offers the opportunity to form connections across communities and interests, catalyzing further action. All applicants will also be invited to participate in any future Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council projects.

Interested in applying?

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador