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5th Annual Nashville Youth Climate Summit
February 24 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMFree
Join us for the 5th Annual Nashville Youth Climate Summit on February 24th!
It’s time for the 5th Annual Nashville Youth Climate Summit! The Nashville Youth Climate Summit is a chance for high school students from across the county to learn, share, connect, and take action. The Nashville Youth Climate Summit is led and designed by the Environmental Justice Committee of the Mayor’s Youth Council and will include panels, discussions, workshops, and catered lunch from Mitchell’s Deli! The Nashville Youth Climate Summit is a collaborative event led by the Mayor’s Youth Council, the Oasis Center, and the Cumberland River Compact.
At the Nashville Youth Climate Summit, you will…
- Learn about climate change in Nashville.
- Participate in climate action workshops.
- Connect with other passionate youth.
Plus make your climate vision a reality with a Youth Climate Action project sponsored by Nashville SC.
Opening Remarks from Mayor Freddie O’Connell
Climate Change 101 Panel
- Dr. Kendra Abkowitz Sustainability Chief, Office of Mayor Freddie O’Connell
- Alec Higgins, Vegetable and Agroforestry Manager, Caney Fork Farms
- Cesar Bautista, Organizing Manager, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
- Anna Victoria Smith, Recruitment Fellow, Sunrise Movement Nashville
- Finding (Re)Purpose for Old Clothing with Jaffee Judah, Recycle and Reinvest
- Smart Growth in Nashville with Catherine Price, Cumberland River Compact, and Seth Harrison, Metro Nashville Planning Department
- Sewing and Mending How To with Madison Moore, Nashville School of the Arts and Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
- Seeds of Sustainability with Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
- Planning a Green Team with Bethel Derege, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
- Creative Writing for Climate Action with Kalin Hendricks from Southern Word
- Sustainable Street Design with Koby Langner of Nashville Department of Transportation & Multimodal Infrastructure
Youth and Local Government for Climate Action Panel
Climate Action Planning
- Spotlight on: Sarah Wang, Hume-Fogg High School
Plus we will host a clothing swap and a seed share at the event!
- To participate in the clothing swap, bring up to 5 gently used items to swap with other attendees.
- To participate in the seed share, bring any packets of seeds you have to share with others. We will also have wildflower and vegetable seed packets available!