Our team

Roni Krouzman founded Next Generation in the Fall of 2002 to help young people understand and discuss the proposed war in Iraq and take action for peace. With the guidance of the youth we serve, the organization’s direction shifted toward sustainability and stewardship of our natural environment and resources, both for their own intrinsic value and as a solution to much of the conflict and ecological issues that are present in the world today.

During the spring and summer of 2006, local businesses, government agencies, the Marin Community Foundation and the County of Marin funded the creation of Next Generation’s Green Schools Program to foster environmental education, leadership development and more sustainable behaviors among Marin County youth, as well as greener operations at local schools. Next Generation launched the program in September of that year.