BLS Youth CAN’s 6th Annual Climate Summit at MIT Youth Action for Sustainability
When: Saturday, May 12th 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Where: MIT Stata Center – 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge (2 blocks from the Kendall square Redline)
How: Register online at www.blsyouthcan.org
Over 65 schools. Event is free, breakfast & lunch included.
Summit actions: Summit actions include support for public transportation, as well as the iMatter Trust Campaign, a legal challenge by youth plaintiffs seeking to compel government action on climate change.
Workshops Include: Sub/Urban Justice, who says “For too long the Environmental Movement has been separate from the Social Justice Movement. Join Sub/Urban Justice for an workshop connecting these topics around our youth-led diesel pollution reduction campaign”, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness’ who will teach youth about how to advocate for healthy food options and choices, The Beehive Design Collaborative, will focus on collaborative graphic design for movement building, the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, who will lead a workshop on environmental racism, and many more.
Artist Heather Ackroyd (http://www.ackroydandharvey.com/) will work with summit attendees around public art and sustainability.
Other activities: Free photo booth, face painting, green band, give-aways, t-shirts & more.
Invited speakers include: Governor Deval Patrick, Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren
Environmental Career Exploration Symposium: We’ve partnered with the Boston of Clean Energy/Clean Tech, Natural Resource Conservation, and Community Action to the Summit. The green professionals will be on hand to lead afternoon workshop sessions and meet face-to-face with high school students and young adults to share information about their occupations, and the basic skills and requirements necessary for a green career. Collaborative for Food and Fitness and the Boston Youth Environmental Network to bring an Environmental Career Exploration Symposium, with 30 environmental professionals. We’ll also be highlighting an ambitious initiative: a proposal for a shared green roof facility, called The Boston Sustainability Center. We are very proud to announce this collaborative, youth-led project to create a community resource aimed at educating students and teachers in Boston and beyond about sustainability.
Schedule 2012 Summit
Registration/Breakfast – 9:30 – 10:00 AM – Attendees Register, Breakfast
10:00 Auditorium Song – Imani Sherley
10:05 Welcome – Lynne Mooney-Teta; Youth CAN
10:10 Shared Green Roof Project & Launch of Youth Task Force
10:25 Green Hero Award Robert Keller
10:35 Elizabeth Warren, Candidate for US Senate (invited)
11:00 Morning Workshop Session (11:00 – 12:00)
12:00 Lunch & Visiting Exhibits & Activities (12:00 – 1:15) Live
Music, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Bike-powered smoothies & more
1:15 – GROUP PHOTO IN STATA WITH T-SHIRTS!!
1:20 Auditorium Sean Cheatum BLS
1:25 Heather Ackroyd, Artist UK
1:40 Kevin Doyle 1:50 Helen Christou & Dawn Chavez, BYEN – Prep for
Green Careers Symposium
2:00 Afternoon Workshop Session (2:00 – 2:55)
Closing – Youth Actions Auditorium – 3:00 – 3:30
3:00 iMatter Video
3:10 Srijesa Khasnabish
3:20 Door Prizes
3:30 T Rally to Kendall T-stop