On April 29th, high school students in Marin who care deeply about the environment will convene at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael to share ideas, to learn from others and mark a future pathway to promote environmental stewardship in their communities and schools. The concrete goal of the summit is to empower peer-led relationships focused on the challenges of Climate Change and provide specific tools to help....

The Keynotes

Keynote: Cynthia Scharf

Keynote: Ellie Cohen

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science since 1999, is a leader in catalyzing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change. She and Point Blue’s 140+ scientists work hand-in-hand with public and private resource managers on land and at sea to reduce the impacts of environmental change and promote climate-smart conservation for wildlife and people.

Events & Breakouts

KEYNOTES

(See above) Cynthia Scharf Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team will appear live via Skype from Belgium and engage in an interactive discussion with the students.  Ellie Cohen President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation will appear in person and deliver her keynote and take questions at the end.

 

Video presentation and AWARDS!

All participating high schools have been challenged to submit videos from :30 seconds to 6 minutes.  Winning films will be shown on the day of the Summit and prizes will be awarded.

 

ART, EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION

Those attending the Summit will participate in a collective art project that will be completed by the end of the day. The traveling project will be shared at each high school. Through student-led role-play learn how to talk about climate change to others and help foster change. Then attend one of the several student-led break-outs.   "Art and The Environment,"  "Fashion and the Environment," "Technology and the Environment," to name a few.

 

NETWORKING

Interact with the Keynote Speakers, ask questions, meet your peers from the other high schools in Marin County. Students will share contact information with each other and collaborate for working together in the future.

 

FUN

Having fun is up to you! But there will be food, breakouts, videos, awards, important presentations, and opportunities to meet your peers.

 

—- Climate change is everyone’s responsibility and yet it’s hard to know how to hold yourself accountable at a local/personal level. That was frustrating but hearing about this summit provided the perfect opportunity to understand what feasible options are available to me and how to spread that information to others.

 

 

Lily-Page Hartwell (Redwood High)

 

 

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YOUTH CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

100 Tarry Road

San Anselmo, CA  94960

 

EMAIL:

info@youthclimatechangesummit.org

 

 

 

©  YOUTH CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

©  YOUTH CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.
 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.

 Cynthia Scharf will appear in a recorded interview with Students from the Youth Climate Change Summit. Cynthia is the former Senior Officer on the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team responsible for strategic communications and speech-writing on climate change. She accompanied Secretary-General to COP21 in Paris and advised and supported his leadership in delivering the historic Paris climate agreement.