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Date: 4/1/2019
contact: Bethany / [email protected]

The American Conservation Coalition (ACC) is thrilled to announce the winners of 30 Under 30: The Green Generation, a project designed to highlight this generation’s leaders who are paving a new way forward on environmental issues. Working alongside EarthX and The National Audubon Society, ACC is proud to recognize these individuals for their dedication to the cause.

The individuals listed below were nominated and selected by their peers for their outstanding work on environmental issues.  Winners include innovators in industries ranging from conservation to clean energy to academia, and include individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Organizations recognized include 4Ocean, The Nature Conservancy, Coral Vita, and National Geographic, alongside many others who are making a difference in their fields.

ACC President Benji Backer said: “ACC is proud to partner with EarthX and Audubon to recognize these outstanding individuals who are leading the way on crucial environmental issues.  EarthX is the perfect place to bring these leaders together for a few days of inspiring and productive conversations on various issues, and we look forward to the progress those dialogues will bring.  Their dedication and hard work is making waves, and we are honored to highlight their achievements and to support their efforts in the future.”

The winners of 30 Under 30 will participate in a day of panels and events at EarthX 2019 in Dallas, Texas, followed by an evening reception recognizing their achievements.

30 Under 30: The Green Generation Winners

Andrew Cooper


Alex Schulze


Scott Coenen


Cody McLaughlin

NJ Outdoor Alliance

Daniel Andrews

Captains for Clean Water

Cyrus Baird

Safari Club International

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

Guyon Brenna

Reef Life Restoration & Foundation

Ruby Rivera

The Nature Conservancy

Erica Bjelland


Emily Hazelwood

Blue Latitudes

Amber Jackson-Sparks

Blue Latitudes

Alex Fitzsimmons

Department of Energy

Amber Mariano

FL State Representative

Walid Halty

Dvinci Energy

Gamal Albinsaid

Indonesia Medika

Stafford Sheehan

The Air Company

Xiangkun Elvis Cao
Cornell University

Sarah Ryan

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Sam Teicher

Coral Vita

Maher Damak

Infinite Cooling

Samir Lakhani

EcoSoap Bank

Alyssa Adler

National Geographic

Katie Hogge

Ocean Conservancy

Bertie Gregory

National Geographic

Evan Lutz

Hungry Harvest

Michael Selden

Finless Foods

Brian Wyrwas

Finless Foods

Derek Baker

Freight Farms

Spencer Nelson