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Nashville Youth Climate Summit

February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


The Cumberland River Compact in partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Council presents the first-ever Nashville Youth Climate Summit! The Summit is a participant-driven educational conference coordinated by and for youth to create an opportunity for learning, dialogue, and action on climate change. The Nashville Youth Climate Summit will cover all things climate change – from the basics of climate science to climate equity and justice to local solutions.

High school youth who live in Nashville are encouraged to register, with the goal of 5 students representing every high school in Nashville. 


Dr. Jonathan Gilligan from Vanderbilt University will kick-off the day with “Climate Change 101” covering:

  • Climate science basics
  • Climate change
  • Local and global impacts

Breakout Sessions:

  • Climate Justice and Equity
  • Climate Change in the Media
  • 4 Roles of Social Activism

Afternoon “Table Talks”:

  • Building a green city
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Political advocacy and organization
  • Art and activism
  • And more!

The day will end with neighborhood groups developing a climate action plan!

A huge thank you to our speakers:

Jonathan Gilligan, Vanderbilt University
Sizwe Herring, Community Activist
Amanda Little, Journalist & Vanderbilt University Professor
Reem Wolde, High School Student at Hillwood High School
Ryan Burke, Sunrise Movement Nashville
Kendl Kobbervig, Tennessee Conservation Voters
Diana Andrew, Urban Green Lab
Lauren Fitzgerald, Metro Arts
Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practices
Peter Bird, Metro Planning Department
Christina Reichert, Southern Environmental Law Center
Tequila Johson & Jason Luntz

Be sure to follow the summit on Instagram for more details: @NashvilleYouthClimate


February 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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The River Center
2 Victory Ave, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States
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Cumberland River Compact
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