Earthsaver of the Month -- Meet Volunteers from around the Nation

Every year thousands of young people serve the planet through SCA’s crew and internship programs, but countless more serve with SCA through our one-day service events. These volunteers include SCA alumni, partners, supporters, families, friends, and other students and community members across the country who are dedicated to improving public lands in their own neighborhoods.

Each month, we highlight a featured “Earthsaver” who has given back to the planet through multiple SCA service events. Read their SCA stories — then join us at the next event.

SCA leader Aaron Gray pulls invasives at an SCA event in San Francisco

“I try to model a passion for service while working with new volunteers so that I can motivate them.”

SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Aurelia Casey welcomes volunteers in NYC

“SCA helped me realize that I had a lot of potential, and that I could help change my hometown for the better.”

US veterans from The Mission Continues volunteers at SCA's Find Your park beach cleanup in NYC

“We aim to inspire the next generation to view service as part of their lives. Service has given us purpose and we want to keep that going.”

“SCA made me feel that I didn’t have to be limited in what I do.”

Jeremy Taitano is SCA's Earthsaver Volunteer of the Month!

“I believe in the ability of outdoor spaces to inspire, to empower, and to bring us together as a people. All people.”

“Urban parks and farms are some of the most beautiful natural lands to me, because they create hope in neighborhoods that are mostly concrete.”

“Ultimately we are all responsible for our planet — there is no Planet-B!”

Imran Khan, an SCA volunteer, serving during Earth Day 2015 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New Yorlk

“If I can help to make my peers aware of environmental issues and encourage them to get involved, I can expand our generation’s impact far into the future.”

Heidi Untener (right) and her family volunteering at SCA's Earth Day 2015 Event in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York

“I serve the planet because I care about the world in which I live, appreciate the beauty in all its great and small things, and know that its resources are not unlimited.”