ee360+ Ripple Effect

Welcome to the ee360+ Blog Series, Ripple Effect

This blog series, Ripple Effect, highlights stories of collaboration and impact among partners in the ee360+ Leadership and Training Collaborative. ee360+ is an ambitious multi-year initiative that connects, trains, and promotes innovative leaders dedicated to using the power of education to create a more just and sustainable future for everyone, everywhere. Led by NAAEE, ee360+ is made possible through funding and support from U.S. EPA and twenty-seven partner organizations representing universities and nonprofits across the country, as well as five federal agencies. Through this partnership, ee360+ brings together more than five decades of expertise to grow, strengthen, and diversify the environmental education field.

High water sign blocks part of a flooded roadway

"Amplifying Youth Voices for Community Action" by Vince Meldrum, executive director and CEO of Earth Force (July 2023)

Learn how Earth Force’s partnership with ee360+ merges civic engagement and environmental education to empower young individuals to drive positive change at St. Francis de Sales High School in Illinois. 

A group of people stand in a forest

"A Catalyst for Impact: How Collaboration on ee360+ Sparks a Joint Conference" by Rocco Saracina, senior manager for partnerships and development at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (August 2023)

This blog highlights the collaboration of three national and long-standing environmental education nonprofits and ee360+ partners—Project Learning Tree (PLT), Project WILD (WILD), and Project WET (WET)—set to host a joint annual conference planned for 2024.

Student stands at a podium in a local government meeting setting

"Youth Taking Action for Their Communities" by Dr. Martha Monroe, associate director and professor of environmental education at the University of Florida, and Dr. Megan Ennes, assistant curator (Professor) of museum education at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and the director of the Thompson Earth Systems Institute (August 2023)

4-H Leader Sarah Wolking and University of Florida (UF) master’s student Cayla Romano discuss a recent, successful youth-driven 4-H Community Action Projects for the Environment (CAPE) in Alachua County.

ee360+ Quarterly Impact Newsletters

Learn more about the impact of ee360+ partner activities in these quarterly newsletters for ee360+ partners. View publicly in the links.