Spirit of Youth

Creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Email the blog at info@spiritofyouth.org.

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Alaska seniors honored for environmental activism

Three Alaska high school seniors have just received the Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activists, an award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Photo from Alaska Youth for Environmental ActionPhoto from Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

Leila Pyle of Kodiak, Madeline Rafferty of Fairbanks and Justice Sky from Homer all made significant contributions to their communities and sought solutions to environmental problems and issues.

Leila created public awareness for ocean environmental hazards with an enormous sculpture made entirely of marine debris.

Madeline helped pass a bill that encourages more schools to provide nutritious meals for underprivileged children.

Justice led a group of teens in creating a paper recycling program at his school and organized beach clean-ups.

All three winners are graduates of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action.

Read more about these forward-thinking teens at Alaska Conservation Foundation

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