For youth to inspire their families, local businesses and all stakeholders in the community to adopt environmentally conscious practices at home, school and work.

Our Mission

To provide youth with the knowledge and skills to help their communities and local businesses become green.

“I gained skills I can use in college and in the future in jobs.”
— Catherine Wang, Student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Class of 2015


Youth for Earth Action's Eco-Audit Program trains youth to conduct sustainability audits of offices in their communities. Participating businesses get simple tips to become green and save operating costs as an added benefit. 

Benefits to participating businesses: 

  • Saving Money
  • Becoming model green businesses

Benefits to participating youth: 

  • Developing knowledge and skills
  • Getting hands-on practical experience
  • Becoming agents of change


The Eco-Audit Program was started by the JGI Institute-Shanghai Roots & Shoots in 2006, with the technical assistance of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Shanghai. Following its success, and recognizing its value, EAP chapters were started in Seattle (2009), Delhi (2010) and Cambridge, MA, USA (2014). To date, more than 2000 students, 300+ businesses and almost 24,000 employees have been impacted across the four cities. Youth for Earth Action expands on the work of the Eco-Audit Program to include more ways to educate and inspire youth to take action for the environment.