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International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit

Greening Forward
Location: 
New York City
Opportunity Type: 
Conference
Affiliation: 
Non-PSU
Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Compensation: 
Unpaid
Description: 

Greening Forward and NYC Department of Education Host International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit

This May, Greening Forward, the largest student-driven environmental organization in the country, and the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability will convene the fourth annual International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit in New York City. Students, and their mentors will gather under one roof to cultivate ideas and share stories about what youth can do in the forefront of environmental challenges.  

When: Friday, May 13 to Saturday, May 14, 2016

Where: The Point Community Development Center will host Friday’s events at their facility which has worked vigorously towards environmental justice initiatives in South Bronx, and the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers will host Saturday’s events at its facility which is home to the DOE’s largest installation of solar panels

What: A conference that will equip students with leadership skills necessary for them to create campaigns that will reduce waste, address climate change, advocate for green and wild spaces, and more; the Earth Savers Club Grant will be given to student-inspired projects that develop from the conference

Who: Students (K-12)) and their mentors from across all five boroughs of New York City and across the world

Why: Young people have the potential and the ideas to solve the 21st century's environmental problems

Website: http://greeningforward.org/iyeys/

Greening Forward empowers youth to be at the forefront of the environmental movement through training events such as the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit.

“When it comes to the state of our natural environment, our generation has the most to lose, yet the most to gain,” said Charles Orgbon, the organization’s founder and CEO. 

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