EarthEcho International, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping youth with resources to act now for a sustainable future, has selected Whitehall Middle School student, Ryann Jibson, as one of 20 young environmental leaders from across the United States who will help tackle the global water crisis starting in their local communities. As part of the inaugural EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors initiative, Ryann will increase knowledge of local water resources throughout the White Lake area by monitoring local water quality and engaging their peers in water quality monitoring and conservation events.
The Water Challenge Ambassadors are part of the EarthEcho Water Challenge, an annual program that equips individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations to make their communities healthier and more sustainable through the simple actions of testing water quality locally, sharing data internationally, and taking action to protect water resources.
“Young leaders like Ryann are making a positive impact every day in a growing movement to conserve and protect the natural resources that connect and sustain us all,” said EarthEcho International Founder Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “We are excited to add her passion and vision to this group of young environmental champions dedicated to engaging their peers and community members to take action to protect precious local water sources.”
Ryann is excited about serving as an EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador because “this is a great opportunity to meet other people from around the country who share the same interest of taking care of our planet. I live in Michigan where water is all around me, and it is a gift. I feel like it is my responsibility to protect this natural resource for mine and future generations to come.”
Ms. Jibson was selected through a nationwide application process to participate in this pioneering youth-led initiative. The 2018 EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors program is coordinated by EarthEcho International’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) and sponsored by Xylem Watermark. To learn more about this year’s Water Challenge Ambassadors, visit http://monitorwater.org/ambassadors.
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