Youth Sustainability Committee



SunLine is committed to protecting the environment, embracing social responsibility, creating economic vitality and enhancing the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Youth participation reinforces our operations and service delivery by enhancing our commitment to equity and sustainability. SunLine's Youth Sustainability Committee will be a critical resource toward building a clean air future for the Coachella Valley.  The focus and efforts will be in alignment with the long-term strategic plan and SunLine Board of Directors' vision.  The purpose of the Youth Sustainability Committee is to assist SunLine in implementing sustainability initiatives in fun, engaging and creative pathways.

Sustainability committee members will lead SunLine in advancing healthy communities. Members will be expected to be committed to the purpose, have enthusiasm and will actively contribute with a spirit of collaboration. Youth Sustainability Committee members will contribute to the implementation of initiatives and policies related to a variety of topics including:

  • Zero emission technology
  • Emissions reduction
  • Energy conservation
  • Air quality
  • Climate adaptation and resiliency

Meeting on a quarterly basis, this committee will impact and influence the Coachella Valley region by identifying ways to include local youth in decision making on sustainability related matters. 

Youth Sustainability Committee members will be appointed by the SunLine CEO/General Manager with one student appointed per city and one appointed to represent the unincorporated communities. The Committee will have a maximum of 15 members. Members will be selected through a written application process. Please use the application link below. 


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What is the time commitment?

Sustainability meetings will be scheduled bi-monthly, with an adaptive meeting schedule to evolve as initiatives are pursued. As needed, the Committee may hold additional meetings to focus on a specific environmental topic. In addition, sub-groups may form to focus on a specific project throughout the year. Committee members are volunteer positions and will serve without compensation. Leadership positions on the Youth Sustainability Committee will be established and discussed at the inaugural meeting.

What is the age range for participants?

To be a member of the youth committee, members must be in high school and be between 13-18 years old.


When was this committee announced?

The SunLine Youth Sustainability Committee was announced at our 2021 Earth Day event, which can be viewed here.