The Holiday Season is a great time to learn about the traditions and culture of yourself and others. Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council Member, Yanni Pappas, shares how to make Melomakarona. Melomakarona is a traditional Greek honey cookie made during Christmas time. Yanni also touches on how something simple such as food can help us better understand those who are different from us.
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.