First East Coast YAE Training—in State College, PA!

Join us for our first East Coast YAE Training! The 2020 Valentine’s Day week-end training in the State College, Pennsylvania area.

Saturday, February 15, 2020—State College, Pennsylvania!

Note: If you are a teen who can come without your parents, that’s great, but please consider encouraging them to come anyway and attend the parents’ meeting and final presentation, so they can better support your activism.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County is our host for this training for families of all backgrounds. Congregation P’nai Or Jewish Renewal of Portland and its Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Committee are co-sponsoring this training.

This Youth Climate Training will be led by Isaac Vergun, Federal Youth Climate Plaintiff in Juliana, YAE Co-Founder and Lead Youth Climate Leader, and former President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Global Board, and Youth Climate Leaders Mario Rodriguez and Badi Cross, with support from Pam Vergun. Parent Leader Rob Vergun will be leading the parents’ meeting. Students who have already done YAE’s training and want to apply to help lead this one, please contact Pam right away.

Youth Climate Trainings are free and open to all students in grades 4-12th. Younger students may be able to join with prior permission and special arrangement.

To register for this Youth Climate Training, please click here: Student Registration—February 15, 2020—State College, Pennsylvania.

If you would like to register as an adult volunteer or as a Youth Leader to lead this Training, please click here: Volunteer Registration—February 15, 2020—State College, Pennsylvania.

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Channel One News Features Plant-for-the-Planet!

April 27, 2018 Channel One News SegmentChannel One News Segment on Plant-for-the-Planet
Produced by Azia Celestino and Demetrius Pipkin

Click here to watch:
Channel One News Segment on Plant-for-the-Planet – October 22, 2017 Academy

Channel One News is a student news service that goes out to about 6 million students and school staff across the nation.

Thank you so much, Channel One News, for interviewing Felix, and for so beautifully covering the work of our youth, staff, and volunteers by sharing our day at the Plant-for-the-Planet Academy at the lovely and welcoming Muslim Educational Trust.

The important part not shown in the video is what our Ambassadors do with their training after the day of the Academy, but you can only cover so much in one day!

To find out more about how we are trying to protect the Earth and our future and the future of future generations, check out some examples of post-Academy work on our Facebook pages:
Plant-for-the-Planet U.S.:
Pam Vergun’s Facebook page:


Ethan and Isaac plus Mirabel

Sofia and Rose Listening

Tree Planting Glee at MET

And, come join us at an Academy, or contact our Director, Pam Vergun, at, to help get an Academy in your state!

Channel One News Interview with Ambassador Plaintiffs at PftP Academy

Awesome overlay image of RMI and Plaintiffs - more lagoon

March 12, 2018 Channel One News—Azia Celestino and Demetrius Pipkin
Interview with 4 Climate Justice Ambassadors and Federal Climate Crisis Plaintiffs

Channel One News is a student news service that goes out to about 6 million students and school staff across the nation.

There is an important lead-in story on youth leading the work to protect us all from guns; the segment highlighting the Climate Crisis starts at 2:23.

Plant-for-the-Planet Climate Justice Ambassadors who are plaintiffs in the federal Climate Crisis lawsuit and were interviewed for this story are:
Sahara Valentine, from Eugene, Oregon
Hazel Van Ummersen, from Eugene, Oregon
Isaac Vergun, from Beaverton, Oregon
Miko Vergun, from Beaverton, Oregon

Thank you so much, Channel One News, for sending out an awesome team to cover this story. Demetrius and Azia—thanks for spending the day with us at the Plant-for-the-Planet Academy plus this interview hosted by the Muslim Educational Trust!

4 Ambassadors and Plaintiffs - 2

Mt. Hood Academy at Bark’s Basecamp on September 4, 2016

Mt. Hood Academy:

Register now for the Sunday, September 4, 2016 Bark Mt. Hood Forest Basecamp Academy!

Please note: All children attending this Academy must be accompanied a parent or guardian. Parents, please sign up as volunteers for the Academy at the link below. You can stay longer at Basecamp or make it a day trip, but camping the night before is a great option. We will do our very best to start promptly at 9:00. Students need to be on time and stay for the full Academy, so plan to be there from about 8:30 until 2:00.


Volunteer Ambassadors and Adults:

For more details about what to expect at Basecamp—and for how you can spend a day or a month’s worth of days protecting the forest—check out their site: .

Thank you for registering. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Bark's Basecamp

Miko and Isaac Elected to the Global Board!

We have some major developments to share!

We are delighted to announce that Isaac Vergun was elected as the 2016-2017 Representative of North America & Oceania to the governing Children’s Board of Plant for the Planet! Ambassadors worldwide also elected him to be President of Children’s Board!
And, Miko Vergun was elected as the 2016-2017 Representative to the governing Youth Board of Plant for the Planet!

The 2016 Plant for the Planet Youth Summit will happen in Tutzing this October. Please help us get them to the meetings in Germany so they can meet in person some of the other members of the Children and Youth Global Boards of Directors. Please honor them for the work they have been doing with a tax-deductible donation through our donation page in time for us go this October!

Want to join a new Earth Guardians/Plant for the Planet/350 Crew?

In addition to the one we have started locally, Isaac Vergun wants to start a crew as an ISB (International School of Beaverton) Club. Interested? Let him know! All you need is a sense of fun and to care about the Earth.

What is Earth Guardians? Check out “Igniting a Generation: A Kid Warrior’s Call to Action” and find out more here: