Young people environmental activism
Washington Foundation for the Environment 

Amplifying young people's voices
on climate & environmental issues

Discover your voice, raise awareness

The Environmental Slam


The Environmental Slam is an annual competition for Washington State students in grades 5-12.

The goal of the Slam is to build skills and experience for young people to take environmental action in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. 

Young people compete to see who can make the most compelling and effective presentation on pressing environmental issues.

Winners of the competition are awarded a donation to an environmental non-profit that supports their cause.

Speak the truth for

the environment

Environment Activists Protest

About WFFE

Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE) serves young people in the Pacific Northwest by providing opportunities to raise awareness and develop their voice and skills around environmental action.

We have been a leader in promoting environmental education and action since 1979. Our long history includes providing grants to Washington organizations that enact change through local projects and education programs and events that encourage environmental activism among young people.


In 2019, WFFE shifted its focus exclusively to our cornerstone event, the Environmental Slam. This annual competition promotes environmental research, activism, and presentation for young people in Washington in grades 5-12. 


The Slam occurs around Earth Day every year and is a showcase of individuals and teams from around Washington competing to make the most compelling case for action on regional environmental issues. Winners in each category of the Slam designate a local non-profit supporting their cause to receive a $500 donation in their name. Participants and winners also receive prizes and recognition that varies from year to year. 

WFFE believes in promoting the ideas of young people who are inspired to promote sustainability, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment. If you are interested in getting involved in our work or donating to our event, please email our board president to learn how you can help.

WFFE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in Washington State



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