11th Annual Youth Summit on Climate and Sustainability

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am
About the Summit
The Annual Youth Summit on Climate and Sustainability at MIT is in its 11th year. The day includes a keynote speaker, free breakfast, free lunch, workshops, as well as 30 plus exhibitors, including Greenovate Boston, Boston Green Fest, Quabbin Regional HS Composting & Garden Club, Rain Forest Reptiles, Baja Face Painting, the YouthCAN photo booth, and many more.  The Summmit generally draws around 200-250 students and educators from more than 50 area schools in Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area. It is hosted by Boston Latin School YouthCAN in partnership with Radius at MIT.
Every year the Summit focuses on a different theme related to climate change and sustainability.  This year the focus is:  Youth Activism and Social Justice as they relate to Climate Change and Sustainability.  
We are delighted to announce that Mariama White Hammond, will be our keynote speaker.  She will deliver a powerful message about youth activism and sustainability based on the extensive work she has done in the Boston community inspiring young change-makers and she will speak about the necessity of pursuing social justice as a central element of any and all sustainability work.  
The Summit will feature an exciting slate of workshops related to youth activism and the social justice issues that are connected to climate change and sustainability.   Tem Blessed and Blessed Energy, a green hiphop group, will kick off the day!
Schedule for the 2017 Summit:
9:00 – 10:00   Registration/Check In
10:00 - 11:00  Welcome, Hip Hop with Blessed Energy; Mariama White Hammond, Keynote Speaker 
11:00 - 12:00  Workshops
12:00 - 1:30    Lunch/Exhibitors/Activities
1:30 – 3:00     Networking, Recognition, & Raffle Prizes!
When and Where:  Saturday, May 13th in the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street in Cambridge, MA.  
What’s the Summit Like?  See a video that features a previous Summit here:  
Workshops at last year's conference included:
  • Climate & Public Health: The Zombies Are Coming
  • Climate Change & Animal Conservation: One Future for All Living Things
  • Strengthening Local Food Systems
  • Film A Climate Change Public Service Announcement
  • Hand On Conservation Service
  • Tackling Climate Change Through Social Entrepreneurship & Responsible Consumerism
  • Oceans and Climate Change
  • You'd Get Your Butt in the Field if You Knew What Was Good for You!!
  • Climate Reality, Solutions & A Plan for Action
  • How Fossil Fuel Divestment is Re-framing the Narrative of Climate Change
  • Climate & Social Justice
Co-sponsored with Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network.