UYES is a youth-led organization that empowers youth in Utah to mobilize around climate and environmental issues around the state through legislation, education and action.
Our mission is to connect students to environmental advocacy by cultivating reciprocal relationships between Utah’s youth, environmental organizations, and community leaders. We utilize systems-based thinking to pragmatically address local environmental issues and normalize political participation. Youth Environmental Solutions is a non-partisan network.
UYES was founded in 2017 with the effort to educate the Utah State Legislature about Climate Change. In 2018 the Students were instrumental in passing the Resolution on Economic and Environmental Stewardship through the State Legislature, the first official recognition of climate change from the State of Utah. Efforts continue across the state to decouple the education system from fossil fuel revenues, and educate and engage the public.