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Climate Collective is holding its first Youth Climate Summit — a free, virtual event for all young people in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The four-day event will run July 28-31. The theme for the summit is “Take Action!”
Climate Collective is a project run through Memorial University’s Johnson Geo Centre and Botanical Garden with the goal of connecting youth to opportunities for climate innovation. Organizers are seeking youth that are passionate about the planet and motivated to act.
“Today’s youth care about this planet, and they’re motivated to create change," said Kate Murphy, project co-ordinator, Climate Collective.
"It will be their innovations that provide tomorrow’s solutions. We want to make sure that the young people of our province have access to resources to help them along that path.”
The summit will feature talks, discussion sessions and workshops that cover a wide variety of climate and sustainability topics from solar panels to "cli-fi" (eco-fiction) to communicating about water conservation using TikTok.
A special Facebook live presentation, The Importance of Youth Climate Activism, will kick off the summit on World Nature Conservation Day, Wednesday, July 28, at 5 p.m. NDT/4:30 ADT. The remaining events will take place on Zoom. Register here. Zoom links for the sessions will be sent to anyone who registers.
In addition, Climate Collective will offer a climate action planning session on Saturday, July 31, from 5-6:30 p.m. NDT/4:30-6 p.m. ADT, where interested young people will learn how to create a project plan to reduce carbon emissions in their schools or communities. Participants are recommended to register in small groups for this session (individual registrants will be paired with others).
If climate action planning participants share their plans with Climate Collective and join up as a Youth Climate Action Chapter this fall, they will will be provided $500 to help their project get up and running.
Take a look at the Youth Climate Summit schedule on Climate Collective’s website, Facebook and Instagram, and register for free here.