Damon Holtman

December 5, 2021

Damon ran an after school game club at Howard Valentine School in Coffman Cove. He organized the games and taught children how to play them. He also helps provide fresh vegetables to his community through his work with the gardens, greenhouses and livestock at his school. The school is then able to offer these healthy, […]

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Darby Osborne

December 28, 2020

Darby has been a key member within the Youth for Sustainable Futures group and is a vocal advocate in addressing the climate crisis in Sitka and nationally. Her passion, knowledge and commitment to addressing the crisis with real solutions, concrete actions and science-based details has been nothing short of professional.

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Baylee Raye Williams

December 15, 2020

Baylee is a camper, volunteer turned seasonal Instructor at Trailside Discovery Camp. She is positive and inspires youth to get outside and safely participate in outdoor recreation. She is passionate about art and photography and leads multiple projects and sessions for younger kids. During summer of 2020, she also participated in building kits to be […]

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Tremain Tix

Tremain is part of an after school youth program called Youth 360. He has attended for over a year and is always coming up with unique ideas to help individuals or the group. He helps out in any way he can. He recently fixed two couches, he often fixes computers and helps older and younger […]

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Austin Cline

Austin became an Eagle Scout by reopening the upper Homestead trail. He also was a two time finalist in the Caring for the Kenai competition, which asks students to create a proposal to improve the environment on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Alicyn Bahnke

December 23, 2019

Alicyn is one of four teens who were inspired to take action due to their personal experiences with climate change in their communities.  In their resolution they wrote about the severe impacts climate change is having on Indigenous ways of life and the spiritual and cultural well-being of Alaska Native communities. Their resolution declares a […]

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Zoe Okleasik

Zoe, is one of four teens who were inspired to take action due to their personal experiences with climate change in their communities.  In their resolution they wrote about the severe impacts climate change is having on Indigenous ways of life and the spiritual and cultural well-being of Alaska Native communities. Their resolution declares a […]

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Quannah Potts

Quannah, is one of four teens who were inspired to take action due to their personal experiences with climate change in their communities.  In their resolution they wrote about the severe impacts climate change is having on Indigenous ways of life and the spiritual and cultural well-being of Alaska Native communities. Their resolution declares a […]

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Hartley Miller

December 2, 2019

Hartley Miller is passionate about environmental advocacy. He is an active member of the Homer Chapter of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). He was an inspirational speaker at the Homer Climate Strike and has been working to get the Homer City Climate Action Plan reinstated. He has volunteered in multiple civic actions and has […]

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Aura Hutchens

November 21, 2019

Aura has always had a passion for plants, animals, and living things. She discovered a neglected fish tank in one of her high school classrooms, and jumped into action to took charge of the tank herself. When Aura finds an animal in need, she not only has the desire to help it, but she also […]

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Nanieezh Peter

October 23, 2019

Nanieezh Peter is one of four teens who were inspired to take action due to their personal experiences with climate change in their communities.  In their resolution they wrote about the severe impacts climate change is having on Indigenous ways of life and the spiritual and cultural well-being of Alaska Native communities. Their resolution declares […]

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Eliyah Pilgrim

December 27, 2018

Eliyah is part of the Colony Middle School National Junior Art Honor Society. She also participated in the 2018 Tech Expo showcasing her 3D apartment which she designed during an interior design unit at Colony Middle School.

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Avery Hoffman

December 19, 2018

Avery helps promote protection for natural resources on the Kuskokwim River Delta. He has worked in the Fisheries Department at the Native Government for the last four years.

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Gabby Nayokpuk

November 21, 2018

Gabby collected a dozen photos and quotes from Shishmaref community members about why salmon is important to them and why we should protect them. She also wrote a piece that was published nationally by the League of Conservation Voters.

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Eve Downing

Eve spent a fellowship canvassing alongside the Cook Inlet Keeper, from door knocking to street canvassing. She worked a number of big events like Wild Alaska Salmon Day and Progress Days in Soldotna, and SalmonFest on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Jennifer McCumber

The Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Youth Salmon Fellows (YSFs) are a group of young Alaskans who worked on the issue of salmon habitat in their communities. Jennifer McCumber focused on collecting stories, hosting events, and canvassing in both Utqiagvik and around the state. Over the summer, Jennifer tabled at the Inuit Circumpolar Council […]

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Julia Scully

The Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Youth Salmon Fellows (YSFs) are a group of young Alaskans who worked on the issue of salmon habitat in their communities. Julia Scully hosted a successful stream clean-up at Eklutna and capped her fellowship with an open mic, where Alaskans were invited to share why they believe salmon […]

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Darius Mina

September 18, 2018

Darius has participated in numerous Alaska Geographic, Chugach Children’s Forest, and Student Conservation Association conservation projects. He has acted as a steward to public lands and encourages others to get outside, be healthy, and take action to enjoy and preserve public spaces.

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