Case Study: Maine Changemakers

The Maine Environmental Changemakers at the Maine Environmental Education Association is a youth-led intergenerational network that connects young Mainers (ages 15-30) from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about the environment with peer mentors, and established professional mentors, in the sector. Changemakers provides the training and resources needed to support the environmental actions that participants organize in their communities. The Changemakers program commits to challenging traditional models of leadership, increasing innovation through dialogue, and crossing age and ability boundaries to develop a more inclusive and equitable environmental sector.

Please watch the video below in which Olivia Griset (Executive Director, Maine Environmental Education Association) and Bea Trumann (Co-Founder, Maine Environmental Changemakers) discuss the program and a team of young leaders document their trip to the 2018 RootSkills Conference.