On Friday, December 6th YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) will be hosting its annual Environmental Leaders Summit. The Summit brings together youth and adult voices across generations to discuss the pressing environmental issues in our communities while creating a vision for the future. This is a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate across generations and geography. Consider registering now, as this event historically has filled before the registration deadline.
What happens at the Summit?
This event is a launching point for youth action and provides an opportunity for students from across the Puget Sound to share ideas and learn from others in the environmental community. Participants will take part in four round-table discussions centered on environmental topics that are moderated by a professional from the environmental field. Afterwards, enter a town-hall style discussion to share ideas and actions that address these environmental issues. Finally, the Summit provides a lunch where students and adults can network and follow up with each other.
This year student selected table topics will include Waste Reduction, Climate Change, Marine Health, Environmental Justice, Plastics and much more. Additionally, new this year, the Summit is partnering with North Cascades Institute, the US Forest Service, and the National Parks Service to offer an Opportunity Fair, with 20+ organizations tabling. These organizations will all have an opportunity, volunteer role, job, etc. that youth under 18 can participate in. The last Summit gathered over 130 participants representing 20 high schools.
WHAT: YMCA Environmental Leaders Summit
WHO: High school students, teachers, environmental professionals
WHEN: December 6th from 9:00 – 1:00
WHERE: Seattle University Campion Hall, 914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122
REGISTER: Participants can register by completing an Environmental Leaders Summit Registration Form. Deadline: December 3rd.