YES is an annual event for middle and high school students who want to learn about environmental issues and find ways to take action. This year’s Summit will take place on November 2, 2017 at the Barre Civic Center.
We are looking for workshops on a variety of topics and ideas! Topics of interest include:
- Action steps you can take to make a difference
- Going green at school / at home, solar projects, wind projects, Green School Challenge
Composting and Waste Management Solutions at School
- How to create a school composting systems, how to eliminate milk cartons in school lunches, how to create a zero waste event, how to successfully sort your school trash
- Citizen science projects, cleaning up rivers & lakes
Farm to School
- Getting local foods into school lunches, school gardens, food systems
Advocacy & Activism
- Youth Rally for the Planet, Teens Reaching Youth for the Environment, how to create a youth summit, why youth voice matters
Using Technology for Environmental Action
- Creating a video to get out your message, is there an App for that?
And Other Topics
- Share something that you or your school is doing, how are you making a difference?
Youth presenters are strongly encouraged!
Please complete the workshop and submit to Lauren.Traister@uvm.edu by June 30, 2017.