Youth Environmental Power Initiative

Empowering youth to be advocates of fighting climate change through legislative advocacy, community engagement, peer-to-peer outreach, and education

Youth sitting next to model of wind turbine and small solar panel
Spring 2020 – 2021
Youth Advocacy & Outreach
Global; Based in Santa Clara County
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Youth Environmental Power Initiative participant holding the YEPI Journal

Climate Journalism
Publishes quarterly YEPI Journal to highlight environmental issues and ways to take action

Painting depicting wind turbines and plants

Environmental Art Contest
Empowered peers to explore renewable energy and alternative transportation through art

Teen riding a bicycle

YEPI Sustainability Summit
Hosted virtual environmental conference to engage 70+ students in climate solutions


My favorite project was the YEPI Sustainability Summit, one of the biggest environmental conferences in the community. It was exciting to see so many participants equipped with the knowledge and skills they needed to design and implement new environmental projects to save our planet. I believe that this summit was very impactful and empowered many students to find climate change solutions and furthered their climate advocacy!
Kelly Tung, President and Executive Director

One of my biggest accomplishments was speaking at the City Council Meeting where the Regnart Creek Trail went to vote. Although I was initially nervous about speaking in front of the City Councilmembers, partaking in the meeting helped me get out of my comfort zone and speak up.
Lourdes Diaz, Secretary General