Seeking 30 Under 30 Nominations

NAAEE is pleased to announce the second annual EE 30 Under 30 call for nominations is now open! Started in 2016, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and this year, adding support from the U.S. Forest Service and the Global Environmental Education Partnership, the EE 30 Under 30 program is searching for individuals in the U.S. and internationally, 30 years of age or younger, who are game changers in their communities. These young people are taking on leadership positions to make a difference for the planet. They are engaging their communities, building relationships, and using the power of education to create change. These youth are also recognizing the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity and applying those principles to their work. We look forward to finding these remarkable young leaders and sharing their stories with the rest of the world! If you fit this description or know someone who does, please submit a nomination through our brief online application. 

Click here to access the application.

Click here to preview the application (PDF). 

Check out last year’s amazing 30 Under 30 finalists!

*In order to expand our network of recognition, NAAEE will not be selecting anyone who was previously chosen as an EE 30 Under 30 winner.

We will also choose 3 to 4 candidates from the 30 finalists to join us at the NAAEE conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 21, 2017 to speak during our closing awards panel!

The application process closes on July 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Luh at