Seeds for Change

What is Seeds for Change?

Seeds for Change is a youth environmental justice leadership program where fellows learn about environmental justice in Washington, DC. and California.  During DC-based Seeds for Change, students will:

  • Learn how to build partnerships within their community;
  • Understand civic engagement and how to contact local elected officials;
  • Develop skills in social media activism and messaging;
  • Engage with environmental justice attorneys and DC council members.

It’s no secret that DC is changing. Commercial development continues to push residents further out and increase the income gap. The number of African American residents in DC did not grow within the last decade -- even in wards east of the River.  As a result, “Chocolate City” is losing its core.

One way to make sure these changes benefit everyone is to organize individuals to publicly share their concerns. Through Seeds for Change, fellows will receive a curriculum on environmental justice, coalition building, and civic engagement. So with this knowledge, TREE will equip young people to go out and make a difference.

How You Can Get Involved

Currently, applications to join Seeds for Change are closed. More information regarding the public graduation ceremony will be available soon! If you are a group interested in youth training, email us at


**To apply to be a volunteer for Seeds for Change, please submit a resume and a short cover letter detailing your interest in environmental justice to If you have any additional questions regarding responsibilities, please email us at

***To learn how TREE encourages every-day people to get involved in small ways, visit our Environmental Justice section in the Action Center.

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