Youth Climate Action

Youth Climate Action Event – Make a Move

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Saturday, September 28th, 2024 on National Public Lands Day in Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Community Service Projects 9-12pm, Climate Action Plan and Career Info 12-3pm

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At the 3rd annual Youth Climate Action event you can be one of 125 local youths between the ages of 15-25 to participate in various service-learning projects that connect you with nature & teach you about the power of giving back to community.

 

In the afternoon we’ll gather back in Old Town Square where youth speakers will share their experiences with environmental preservation, environmental justice, outdoor equity & civic engagement. There will be a green career info booth & we’ll help you create an Action Plan to guide your environmental efforts at school, at home, and in the community.

 

This next-generation climate awareness event is youth-developed, youth-driven, and youth-led. Sign Up TODAY!

Sign up TODAY and join other STUDENTS on the front line of Climate Change.  Space is limited to 125 students!!!  You’ll get a Youth Climate Leader t-shirt, a free lunch and be enter to win great prizes!

Youth Focus Areas

ACT ON IT- GIVE BACK BY PARTICIPATING IN A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

  • Environmental Preservation – Wildlife Center, Natural Areas, Trails
  • Food Security – Working with “pay as you can” Food Pantries, Cafe’s & Community Gardens

 

TALK ABOUT IT – ENGAGE WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Listen – To local youths talk about Outdoor Equity and Environmental Protection.
  • Ask – What you can do to influence policy or get involved with local politics.
  • Learn – How to talk about climate change with others by utilizing our free e-book, “Communicating Climate“.

 

LEARN ABOUT IT- CREATE YOUR OWN CLIMATE ACTION PLAN AND GATHER INFORMATION ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY SECTORS

  • Peace Corps
  • City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • CSU Impact MBA
  • Weld County Conservation Corps
  • CSU Dept. of Atmospheric Science
  • She’s in Power
  • Larimer County Conservation Corps
  • CSU College of Engineering
  • AmeriCorps
  • CSU Energy Institute Powerhouse
  • New Era Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
  • Larimer County Workforce Development
  • CSU Conservation Leadership
  • FORTCAST Student Organization
  • 350.org

Download the youth climate action plan and take the next step in fighting climate change.

 

You’ll find a variety of service projects you can participate in and organizations you can get involved with to further your passion.

 

Check out the ecological footprint calculator to find out how many planets it takes to support your lifestyle. You’ll also find easy, practical ideas on how to reduce your personal impact.

 

There are also resources on how to find local elected officials and contact them with their concerns.

 

We’re excited about the contributions you will make to help mitigate climate change & make a positive impact on the world! Each one of us can make a difference.

 

Let’s do this!

Partner Organizations
  • Sunspot Urban Gardens
  • Vendekit Foods
  • The Growing Project
  • Sagrada Botanical Gardens
  • Growing Food Security
  • Environmental Learning for Kids
  • CSUnity
  • Poudre School District
  • NextGen Serve
  • Keystone Policy Center
  • Next 100
  • Ram$ for Change
  • Youth Celebrating Diversity
2024 Youth Speakers

Jacob VanderRoest, PhD Student at Colorado State University

 

Title: The importance of local, community-based action for combating the climate crisis.

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Description: Jacob will discuss his background in climate action, share his experience from COP28 (the global climate conference hosted in Dubai in 2023), and emphasize the importance of local, community-based action for combating the climate crisis.

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Bio: Jacob VanderRoest is a PhD student at Colorado State University. He is an environmental chemist who studies the impacts of wildfires on soil chemistry. In addition to his graduate studies, Jacob is very passionate about climate action and promoting sustainability. He started a graduate student sustainability group at Colorado State University which organizes sustainability outreach events for CSU undergraduate and high school classrooms. Additionally, Jacob attended the COP28 conference in Dubai in December 2023 representing Colorado State University.

Your Picture Here, Who’s it Going to Be?

 

Title: Searching for our High School Speaker for 2024

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Description: Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you have a burning desire to share your knowledge and experiences with others? Here’s your chance to shine!

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We are thrilled to announce an incredible opportunity for you to speak at our upcoming  Youth Climate Action event. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic high school student like you to take the stage and share your insights on a topic related to climate change that you are passionate about or have personal experience with.

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This is your chance to inspire others, raise awareness, and be a voice for positive change. If you’re ready to take action and share your story, email us now and be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues of our time.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

We are looking for sponsors to help make this event possible.  The Sustainable Living Association is the guiding non-profit and all sponsorships will go through this organization. Your support will help cover project costs and make this event a reality. 

 

Here’s a list of things your support could go towards: Rental Equipment, Youth T-shirts, Zero Waste Stations, Student Recruitment through Marketing & Outreach, Lunches, Reusable Water Bottles and more.  Join us and help elevate the voices of our youth – they have a lot to say! Contact us for details.

Sponsors are rolling in…

In-Kind Donations
  • Illegal Pete’s
  • Go West T-shirts
  • Mishawaka
  • Wright Life
  • Cafe Mexicali
  • Whole Foods
  • Backdoor
  • Sprouts
  • Wilbur’s
  • Chipper’s Lanes
  • Raising Cane’s
  • Walrus
  • King Soopers