The Earth Youth Environmental Society is a youth-run, project-based group that works with its worldwide representatives and partners to implement hands-on projects that have a direct, positive impact on our beautiful planet. From an elementary school club in 2009, E.Y.E.S. has worked to spread environmental activism to youth across the globe, with over a dozen branches, over a thousand activists, and many more volunteers. Now, with partners and members of all ages around the world implementing powerful hands-on projects, E.Y.E.S. is working to solve some of the toughest environmental issues. E.Y.E.S. is also working with middle and high school students to start voluntary environmental clubs in their schools, as well as community leaders to start branches in their communities. Led by School, Community, Regional, National, and International Representatives, the goal of these clubs and branches will be to implement local environment-friendly projects and programs in their schools, communities or even countries - basically anything that will make their local environment more green.
The Earth Youth Environmental Society participates in multifarious projects that in some way benefit the environment. This could mean a school club working to transition their school's electricity from their regular utility to a Green Utility like EthicalElectric which produces its electricity from 100% wind energy. Even pushing school boards for solar panels in their school district or requesting a switch from traditional lighting to LED lighting, which is very energy efficient, lies among the projects E.Y.E.S. clubs participate in. E.Y.E.S. community- or national-level groups also work around similar project ideas. E.Y.E.S. Armenia recently worked to plant trees in an open space near the nation's capitol. Similarly, the E.Y.E.S. Club at Edison High School (NJ) are working to plant trees for an orchard in their school.
The Earth (Edison) Youth Environmental Society was originally founded in Lincoln Elementary School, Edison, NJ by Aasav Metha, Vallab Nayak, Karneet Arora, and Srijan Saha and had gained popularity by educating students on what was happening to the Earth and how we can make an effort to change it. The club worked hard to help kids get involved in saving the planet, and succeeded in building its own school garden at Lincoln. As the group expanded, it kept its focus on youth and hands-on action. "We feel it is important to show the next generation of our planet's caretakers that they can do little things to make a big difference," said Vallab Nayak, former Executive Director of E.Y.E.S., "If we don't watch out for our planet, our carelessness will eventually come back and hurt us. Let's do something while we still can." --2011.
Everyday the environmental effort seems to gain momentum, with support from new people and a growing environmental cause. It is moving back to the center of world politics as leaders start to adopt Climate agenda's. President Obama is planning to put solar panels on the White House and the US Environemtnal Protection Agency is enforcing stricter pollution limits. Our team hopes that in just a few years, the world will finally take notice of our environment and start working to protect it. "We have a lot of big plans for a relatively small organization, said Karneet Arora, Co-Founder and Finance Director of E.Y.E.S., "but thanks to our dedicated volunteers, the E.Y.E.S. Team knows that we will accomplish them in the years to come."