Our involvement in youth programs throughout Blaine County is twofold:
Our youth development philosophy is to engage our valley’s youngest generations in hopeful climate action, equip them with powerful stewardship skills and knowledge, and encourage them to act to ensure a livable planet. We teach participants that no action is too small to make a difference.
Youth are an essential part of building resiliency in our communities, and their voices matter.
This is an essential part of our ongoing thought leadership work. We bring our community together in efficient and inspiring ways to build resilience now. We connect youth programs engaged in climate action to each other, to opportunities for engagement with the broader community, and to platforms they can utilize to increase their audience.
Our team collaborates with existing youth programs to create composting plans and programs that meet their unique needs. We understand that every program has different resources and participants, and we strive to build programs that benefit all stakeholders for years to come.
We work with other composting entities in the Wood River Valley to create the most efficient program plan. These entities include but are not limited to: Winn’s Compost, Clear Creek Disposal (transportation of compost), BioCoTech Americas, the Environmental Resource Center, municipalities engaged in composting, and previously launched programs.
In 2022, we were able to help kickstart two new compost initiatives within existing youth programs.Partnering with City of Ketchum, we installed a new composter at the Watch Me Grow Garden and developed a five-week corresponding climate literacy curriculum for their summer and after-school programs.