Featured EcoLeader

Charles Yost
Ivy Tech Community College, IN


Charles is a student leader at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, IN and is President of the Student Government Association for the North Central Region of Ivy Tech Community College which includes three regional campuses. Charles has always been interested in protecting the environment and likes that NWF EcoLeaders gives him the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals and to learn new ways that he can help the environment. He is passionate about recycling and is leading the charge on his campus to promote recycling, foster a culture of sustainability and support student engagement. He hopes that through the efforts to start a recycling program students will learn valuable lessons and strategies that can be applied to initiate other environmental initiatives on campus. Charles is one of our first EcoLeader ambassadors, working in his region to promote the community and encourage students to join and apply for recognition. Congrats, Charles. Keep up the great work!

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This Community is for You if...

  • You are working on a conservation or environmental project on campus
  • You are launching a campus campaign 
  • You want to connect with your peers nationwide on wildlife/environmental issues
  • You want to receive recognition for your environmental efforts 

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is May 15, 2015. But you don’t have to wait! You can celebrate Endangered Species Day in April for Earth Day, or as an end of school event or post-exam activity on May 15. Endangered Species Day is a time to recognize the endangered species on your campus, in your community, and across the U.S. and take action to protect their habitat. 

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