Green Festival Speakers

Y.E.S. (Youth Empowering Sustainability) Club

www.newcommunitycoalition.org

Our organization started with three people and an idea. We are nowsupported by our three main local governments and work to bringsustainability issues to the forefront of our communities. We focus oncollaborating and creating real solutions. One of our challenges is ourremoteness. Another is our diversity from highend ski resort on oneend of the county to rural agricultural and mining based communities onthe other. Our efforts to build resilient communities throughcollaboration could be a good model for other communities and citizensgroups. Our story would be appropriate for any general audience. Building on our succss, we also helped start and oversee a youth group at our local high school the Y.E.S. Club.