Making Yards More Nature Friendly


The impact we have on our environment is a lot larger than most of us expect. Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council Member, Yanni Pappas, shares ways that he has made sure that his impact is a positive one by implementing projects around his yard that make it more nature friendly!  Whether it be by reducing lawn size, planting native trees and plants, creating habitat for pollinators,  building birdhouses, or growing gardens, there is a lot each of us can do to live in harmony with nature.

About Author

Yanni is a member of JGI's Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC). As a member of the NYLC, Yanni acts as a youth voice and works to make a positive change in his community — for people, animals and the environment. While studying Environmental Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, Yanni is also a leader in his school's environmental education club, and he works with Speak for the Trees Boston to advocate for the city’s urban canopy. In his free time, Yanni enjoys playing with his dog, Kimi, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.