Charles Orgbon III’s journey as an environmentalist began in 2008 -- he was only 12-years-old. Charles noticed his school’s littered campus, and wanted to organize an effort to resolve the problem. He later developed Greening Forward, which would become a leading organization in the United States devoted to training and funding environmental leaders, ages 5-25. Greening Forward has distributed over tens of thousands of dollars in funding to youth environmental projects that plant trees, build compost bins, install rain barrels, monitor streams, recycle tons of waste, and advocate for a number of other environmental issues.
In addition, Charles completed an Arctic Science Expedition that has helped informed his role as an informal environmental educator, has integrated his award-winning blueprint for youth environmental leadership into Chilean and Colombian school systems, and consults numerous governmental and international agencies on their youth engagement strategy around environmental issues. Now, Charles is leveraging his environmental organizing and non-profit leadership to effect change in corporations. Charles supports Deloitte’s Sustainability Advisory and Environmental Liability practices, helping his Fortune 500 and public sector clients understand and ultimately reduce their environmental impact.