WWF/Generation Earth Steering Committee

The „Steering Committee” is made up of four WWF employees and four Generation Earth youth representatives who are elected by Generation Earth members every two years.  The committee works together to ensure good communication between WWF and Generation Earth and to include youth in decision-making processes. Together, the committee creates and oversees the implmentation of a strategic plan to guide the group’s direction.

Meet our youth representatives:

Hi, I’m Clemens and I study biology at the University of Vienna and connected with Generation Earth during my civil service work at WWF and then joined the Action Leader Training 2015/16.  Ever since, I’ve been an active Gearth!

My passions are horseback riding and environmental protection and through Generation Earth, I learned a ton about the later and how one person can get active to protect the planet. I’ve also met incredibly inspiring people at the same time.

If there’s one thing that I’d like to do in these regards is shift the world’s population to more sustainable eating habits.

Clemens Zatloukal

Steering Committee member 2016-2018

Hallihallo, if we haven’t met, I’m George (short for Georgina) and guess what??? I studied Environmental and Natural Resource Management at the BOKU (or Agricultural University in Vienna) and now I’m working at a youth organization called, Jugend:info Lower Austria.

I realized my passion for environmental education and how it would be a big part of my future thanks to Generation Earth!

For me, Generation Earth stands for “getting active!”, solidarity and working together for a sustainable future. I’m really looking forward to being part of the Steering Committee and am excited to see where it takes me/us!

Georgina Weinhart

Steering Committee member 2016-2018

I am a part of Generation Earth since the Action Leader Training of 2015/16. I graduated from highschool in June 2017 and am now in Nicaragua and possibly other countries of central america doing different types of voluntary work before going back to Vienna to start university and “real life”.

I enjoy being out in nature alot, hiking, running, doing yoga, reading, dancing, playing the guitar and the list goes on. I want to join the Steering Comittee since I love having an overview, managing and I feel like I can gain alot of knowledge in exchange for my time and energy investment.

Isa Knilli

Steering Committee member 2017-2019

I am from Ecuador and am part of the action leader training 2017/2018. I am an environmental engineer and now I am studying a master degree program in Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering at BOKU. In 2015, I was volunteering into the project “Human rights and diversity”, in Vienna, with Grenzenlos organization. My soul contains lots of concerns about our reality and for years, I have been waiting for an opportunity to work in strategies and projects in environmental issues, in a higher level, therefore I think Generation Earth is the best platform to do that.

I am really looking forward to working with the Steering Committee, for a better world, specially with respect and love to the nature and each other.

Sara Vaca

Steering Committee member 2017-2019

What is the role of a Youth Representative?

  • Participate on monthly Skype calls with other youth representatives.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Participate in two face-to-face Steering Committee meetings and join WWF staff retreats.
  • Assist with other tasks as time allows (e.g. planning and implementing Generation Earth trainings, taking part in conferences, representing Generation Earth at events, etc.)

Youth representative positions will last two years. If a member is unable to fulfill the entire time requirement, the representative will be able to nominate a replacement.

What are the tasks of the „Steering Committee“?

The „Steering Committee” consists of four WWF employees and four Generation Earth youth representatives. The group meets face-to-face twice a year and is responsible for following tasks:

  • Ensure the effective implementation of commonly agreed upon goals
  • Assess the success and efficacy of Generation Earth programs
  • Strategic planning and decision-making (for coming year): Generation Earth Steering Committee members will choose a national campaign topic each year that supports WWF themes/campaigns
  • Resolution of conflicts if they arise and clarification of open questions

Previous steering committee members:

Theresa Posch

Steering Committee 2015-2017

Dana Schwarzmann

Steering Committee 2015-2017

Valentin Lechner

Steering Committee 2014-2016

Selin Öker

Steering Committee 2015-2016

Johannes Brossmann

Steering Committee 2014-2015

Julia Kurtze

Steering Committee 2014-2015


Steering Committee 2014-2015

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