Commitment to Action

Water Planet Challenge

Commitment by

GlobalECHO Foundation

In 2009, EarthEcho International committed to reach 8,000 young people over two years through Water Planet Challenge, an unprecedented national call-to-action that engages middle and high school youth to bring about global change by taking action in their communities through service-learning projects. The challenge provides revolutionary science-based environmental education materials, tools, and resources to empower youth to take action to restore and protect the planet. Through this platform, youth can reduce community use of harmful products (including plastics and water bottles), protect habitats from erosion, create public service announcements, speak directly to policymakers, and influence critical decisions that impact all of us. The collective results of these projects will be measured through innovative digital tracking tools designed specifically for this effort.





Water Planet Challenge



Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

GlobalECHO Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Free Spirit Publishing, Usher's New Look Foundation, Participant Productions, Campus Compact, America's Promise Alliance, Discovery Education, Viget Labs, NEA Foundation, CBK Associates, South Carolina Aquarium, National Youth Leadership Council, Validifi Technologies, Toyota Foundation, Association for Middle Level Education, Ocean Conservancy, Inc., National Association of Secondary School Principals, Harvard University, Youth Service America, Ketchum Directory Advertising, National Service Learning Partnership