Earth Care is a leader in advocating for young people’s voices and contributions in decision-making about our community’s future. With young people, we are ensuring that communities develop in harmony with the natural world and local cultures.
Earth Care’s framework and set of programs are based on a decade of work with young people, schools, and communities in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. While the principles of our work are universal, we are informed and formed by the unique assets and challenges of this diverse southwest high desert community.
Earth Care offers youth leadership institutes; civic engagement and advocacy opportunities for youth; service-learning projects; professional development and educational materials for teachers; consulting services in sustainability education to K-12 schools; an annual Resource Guide; urban agriculture programs; and training and internship placements for young professionals.
Earth Care’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations including Leadership Santa Fe, E-Town, and NM Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Others who have endorsed our work include Peter Senge, Paul Hawken, Michael Meade and most importantly, the many local young people who stay involved with Earth Care and sustainability efforts for many years.
Earth Care was cofounded in 2001 by Taylor and Christina Selby, young social entrepreneurs themselves at the time. It is located on the southwest side of Santa Fe.
Earth Care’s websites offer resources for sustainable living and educating for youth, teachers, and community members at large, including essays by leading writers and experts published in past and current issues of the Sustainable Santa Fe Guide, educational guides and materials, and inspiring stories of youth, schools, communities and organizations across New Mexico and the world that are engaged in this vital work.