Discover Green- Young Environmental Leaders, Inc., a youth-led environmental movement, is dedicated to raising
community awareness of environmental and global issues by improving the quality of life in our community and working
together to improve our environment; empowering students to take action through environmentally-focused projects; and
taking action to protect our environment for current and future generations.
How was it started?
In 2008, five friends came up with a birthday party designed for more than just getting gifts. Matthew Evans and Joanna
Casey hosted the first "Teen Green Party with a Purpose" in October 2008. It turned out to be far more fun than they’d
imagined and learned that other teens wanted to have a party with service projects, too. Matthew Evans started Discover
Green to support more projects and parties. The first Eco-Inspiration Coaches for the organization are Alec Bainter, Hallie
and Joanna Casey, Stephen and Sarah Young and Grayce and Daeland Angle.
How do we collaborate?
We start with the youth driven desire to work with a particular partner. These collaborations range from just showing up and
doing the work to planning and executing the event from ideation.
We offer environmental themed events and many more projects including tree plantings (Urban Forestry and
NeighborWoods); creek stewardship (trash removal, invasive species removal and planting saplings); storm drain marking;
native garden planting; trash pick up; e-waste drives; recycling presentations and partnering in a variety of green community
Our Partners: Funders/ In-Kind Sponsors:
City of Pflugerville
City of Georgetown
Brushy Creek MUD
City of Austin, Parks and Recreation
City of Austin, Watershed Protection
City of San Antonio, Parks and Recreation
City of Round Rock, Parks and Recreation
4-H Million Trees Project
Keep Austin Beautiful
Colorado River Foundation
Girl Scouts of Central Texas – Forever Green
Boy Scouts – various troops & cub scout den’s
Travis County 4-H Clubs
French Legation – Austin, TX
US Green Building Council
Hands On Network
Disney Friends For Change
Kids Care Club – Quaker Oats
State Farm Foundation
Disney – Minnie Grants
City of Pflugerville