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NAAEE is committed to building leadership skills and providing opportunities for a diverse cadre of multi-generational learners to grow, share, and innovate. As the champion and backbone organization for the field, we have a responsibility to build a leadership pipeline and to support new, emerging, mid-career, and seasoned leaders to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement. In addition, a leadership strategy can help make the field relevant to a broader audience and create an equitable and inclusive movement that attracts and retains new talent.


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EE 30 Under 30

The EE 30 Under 30 signature annual leadership program recognizes 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all.


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CEE-Change Fellowship

NAAEE convenes a group of community leaders to address environmental issues at the local level, equipping them with the skills to communicate, network, mentor, and share best practices in their communities.


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Awards for Excellence in EE

Awards are presented to individuals and organizations at our annual conference to recognize outstanding achievements in environmental education.