Eric Estroff, activist and student leader, has served as the Green Schools Alliance’s National Student Coordinator since 2009. He is also the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s appointed Green School Program Coordinator for the GSA’s Student Climate and Conservation Congress (Sc3). The mission of the Sc3 is “to empower outstanding student environmental leaders with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to address natural resource challenges and better serve their schools and communities.”
In his U.S Green School Program position, Estroff coordinated the nomination and application process of hundreds of students across the nation. He handled all forms, travel arrangements and logistics for the 100 final student fellows and 20 faculty. Fellows this year represented 35 states and five countries. Estroff also chaired the financial aid committee and oversaw the allocation of $15,000 worth of scholarships.
He won the 2010 Joseph A. Piehuta Prize from the National Conservation Training Center for his contribution to Sc3. The prize recognizes a US Green School Fellow who has demonstrated exemplary leadership that furthers conservation and climate awareness on a global scale. Eric also received the Atlanta InTown Magazine’s Top 20 Under 20 Award for outstanding service to the Atlanta community that same year.
Eric is a senior at Pace Academy and serves as student body vice president, yearbook co-editor-in-chief, executive service leader and the chair of the Sustainability Club. He also coordinates the Green Cup Challenge, a month-long, school-wide challenge to schools to reduce energy consumption, for over 30 schools in Georgia.