OAK Awards 2024: Honoring impactful leaders

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) annual awards were delivered during OAK’s annual advocacy week in D.C. Established in 2016, they are bestowed yearly on OAK members and decision-makers for significant contributions toward advancing opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect with nature.  This year, seven people were celebrated for their leadership and work…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth Activists, Green Group Representatives Advocate for Youth Nature Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, May 21, a group of youth environmental advocates and representatives from dozens of green, equity, healthcare and youth organizations will join agency officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Interior, and U.S. Department of Agriculture to discuss ways to transform youth access to nature.  The…

White House Announces Applications Open for 2,000 New Climate Corps Positions

TRIANGLE, VA – Today, the Biden Administration made several announcements related to the American Climate Corps (ACC), including the launch of nearly 2,000 positions in the ACC that are accepting applications. Highlights from the announcement include: There is a new website and application portal for the 2,000 open positions. The positions are hosted by hundreds…

OAK Celebrates Passage of House Outdoor Recreation Package

Contact: Natasha Blakely, natasha.blakely@sierraclub.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress today passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, the bipartisan House outdoor recreation package. The legislation, co-sponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raúl Grijalva, would improve accessibility options outdoors, improve or create new outdoor recreation facilities, and introduce more generations of children to the…

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes New Steering Committee Members

Contact: Natasha Blakely, natasha.blakely@sierraclub.org The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), a national strategic partnership of more than 120 organizations, announced new additions to its steering committee. The new committee launches alongside a new website as OAK reaffirms its commitment to connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors, ensuring millions of kids can improve their…