Environmental awareness is on the forefront of our minds these days. Many YES alumni associations are combining their efforts to develop great projects in their communities. From environmental conservation projects, to developing clean energy, to recycling campaigns, to harvesting rainwater, YES alumni are continually demonstrating their deep commitment to the environment.
Since there are so many alumni interested in responding to a changing climate, YES program is excited to offer a webinar on May 14 at 9am EDT, with guest speakers from around the world that can share their expertise on how to make environmental projects more sustainable. This webinar will encourage alumni to maximize the impact of their projects and make them long-lasting. If you are passionate about the environment and are wondering how you can do more to conserve and preserve the environment, then this webinar is for you!
Register for this webinar at bit.ly/YESforEnvironment!
At this webinar, you will learn how to evolve your project to leave a larger positive impact on the environment and your community. You will learn how to develop a sustainable and long-lasting project. You will gain the tools to think of creative projects that fit your interests and community needs. Guest speakers will share their expertise on being community leaders, carrying out sustainable environmental projects and how to be more than a one-time volunteer.
We also want to hear from you! You will hear from youth leaders who are active in their communities (local, state, and national) and making a difference. Come to this webinar with your ideas and ambitions, and share them with our guest speakers. If you’re passionate about the environment and want to get involved, then you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Meet our guest speakers:
Anna Wright studied abroad in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012-2013. She then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her B.S. in Agricultural Economics and worked on many environmental projects, including F.H. King Student Farm, Slow Food UW, Wisconsin Bike Fed, University Bike Resource Center, and Friends of the Lakeshore Path. She also holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, Anna lives in San Francisco. She works as an analyst for the California Public Utilities Commission on their climate change policy team. She is also a frequent volunteer with SF Bike Coalition, and she is a board member of the Yes Abroad Alumni Association. In her free time, she enjoys baking bread, gardening, and hiking.
Bakari Iddi Mtili (YES 2011-2012, Tanzania, hosted by AFS in Kingston, NY) currently resides in Moshi-Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. He is currently working as a Tutorial Assistant at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka. He has a bachelor degree in Wildlife Management at the College of African Wildlife Management. Bakari has great visions and passion toward conserving and managing wildlife and their habitats, and his goal is to make a conducive environment for every organism. He simply loves what he does for conservation. Though he has participated in a number of community projects, he is very fond of his recent participation and accomplishment of community activities in Tanzania aiming at natural resource conservation, raising awareness, and environmental rehabilitation (such as tree planting). Bakari believes the world is being jeopardized and efforts toward conserving our planet is highly needed – and he will not be left behind in the effort to conserve our world and wildlife. Bakari still cites his YES host family, the Lindemans, for their great contributions to Bakari. Bakari says the YES program had a great impact and influence on who he is today.