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Stay up to date on upcoming and previous workshops and other events by the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit!

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Abolition Ecologies with Earth Equity
Saturday, June 15th from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Through Earth Equity, a group of justice organizers, incarcerated people are using kelp to break cycles of violence and oppression. This initiative aims to reduce recidivism, promote just food practices in prisons and nearby communities, and support impacted individuals. In a workshop with the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit, participants engaged with in-prison climate activists, highlighted Indigenous and student-led organizing, gathered seaweed, and created an environmental justice.

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Policy for the Planet Skillshare: Discover How Climate Legislation is Created
Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 1:30PM-4:30PM

Are you curious about how environmental policy is created or influenced? In our exhilarating Policy for the Planet Skillshare, guests heard from various voices working within the environmental policy field to help create more resilient and just communities! Our policymakers eagerly heard the concerns of youth and worked to respond to the needs of the community in this dynamic experience blending breakout activities with Q&A and complimentary drinks!

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Reclaim Our Futures: Climate Solutions for People + Planet
Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bay Area Youth Climate Summit and over a dozen high school environmental clubs and local youth-centered climate groups organized a magical day of climate liberation, hope-making, and environmental activism. We hosted a variety of activities and booths, including eco-inspired art and live music. You can learn more about the different activities and booths we had at this link. We hosted our BAYCS Earth Day Festival at Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park.

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Queer Climate Stories: BAYCS Film Screening 
Saturday, March 30th, 2024 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

BAYCS and Vanessa Raditz explored the compelling stories of LGBTQ2S+ communities facing both climate change and anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the virtual screening of Can't Stop Change: Queer Climate Stories from the Florida Frontlines! Amidst Florida's notorious legislation, these communities are also contending with the escalating impacts of climate change. The film features interviews with 14 LGBTQ2S+ artists, organizers, and educators, creating a rich, intersectional climate justice narrative.

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Dream up Your Future: Explore Green Careers
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 11:00am-1:00pm

BAYCS joined incredible changemakers in the Bay Area in our Green Careers Workshop , where guests uncover the myriad paths taken by our fellow Bay Area climate organizers, scientists, educators, artists, and storytellers. From innovative startups to established organizations, our panel of changemakers unveiled the diverse avenues of climate action and environmental justice careers across all sectors. The panel was hosted at Lick-Wilmerding High School.

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Urban Ecology Workshop
Saturday, January 27th, 2024 from 11:30AM-1:00PM

BAYCS joined The Watershed Project to learn about the vital health of our local watersheds! We explored the benefits of urban watersheds, the threats facing our oceans and creeks, and solutionary thinking in addressing environmental racism and the nature gap in the Bay Area. We wrapped up the workshop by exploring and restoring an urban bioswale at the Booker T. Anderson Community Center in Richmond.

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MLK Day of Action: We Have A Climate Dream
Monday, January 15th, 2024 from 9:30AM-3:00PM

BAYCS joined the California Academy of Sciences' youth environmental justice program Youth Action for the Planet on MLK day for their day of action event. The event included a panel of Bay Area-based youth organizers and activists, including BAYCS's co-chair Finn Does, and an activities fair where we hosted a screen-printing activity.

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4th Annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit
Saturday, October 14, 2023

On October 14th, we hosted the 4th annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, bringing together over 200 youth, educators, and climate leaders for an incredible day of knowledge-building, community resilience, solution-building, and youth-driven action! The event included the former Climate Advisor to the Obama White House, Molly Kawahata as our keynote, along with guest speakers, 14 workshops, and lunch activities! Follow us on Instagram to get updates on our next summit!

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South Bay Salt Ponds Workshop
Saturday, September 9th, 2023 from 11am-1pm

BAYCS joined the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project with Dr. Emily Pidgeon for a workshop at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park! We toured the restoration project and learned why the restoration of coastal wetlands is an essential tool to mitigate the climate crisis.

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Teen Science Night
Friday, August 11th, 2023 from 6:30pm-9pm

BAYCS joined 20 other organizations and over 1,000 youth from across the bay at the California Academy of Sciences' Teen Science Night. Our table explored environmental racism in the Bay Area using water samples as a lens to examine socioeconomic and health gaps.

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Upcycling & Collaging with SCRAP
Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 10am-12pm

BAYCS joined SCRAP to learn about upcycling! We also created collages and explored important issues through art. All materials were provided! The event took place at the SCRAP Reuse Center, located at 2150 Newcomb Ave,

San Francisco, CA 94124.

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BAYCS 2023 Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 from 1pm-3:30pm

On Earth Day 2023, BAYCS hosted its Earth Day Festival bringing together over 100 students from across the Bay Area and 6 high school environmental clubs for an afternoon of hope-making. The festival included interactive activities, youth-run climate justice-themed booths, a climate art fair, sustainable crafts, live music, and food in Lindley Meadows in Golden Gate Park!

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Activism through Art with 350 Bay Area
Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 11am-1pm

BAYCS joined 350 Bay Area to learn about ways to utilize art to promote environmental awareness and advocacy! All materials and snacks were provided! The event took place at Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Matter of Trust Workshop
Sunday, March 19th, 2023 from 1pm-4pm

BAYCS joined Matter of Trust to create hair mats for an oil-free San Francisco! We learned about the unique role hair mats play in protecting the environment from oil and chemical pollution through engaging activities like touring the Eco-hub and making hair mats! The workshop took place at the Matter of Trust Eco-Industrial Hub in San Francisco.

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Urban Composting with Garden for the Environment
Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 1pm-3pm

BAYCS joined Garden for the Environment in San Francisco to make our own compost! We learned about the importance of composting and made worm bins to use in our own gardens!

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REAP/BAYCS Workshop
Sunday, October 9th from 10am-1pm 

BAYCS joined the REAP Climate Center in Alameda to volunteer in their half-mile-long garden. We participated in multiple projects such as working on their community farm, planting indigenous herbs, medicines, and pollinators, and learning about how soil is used to better our lives!

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3rd Annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit
Saturday, September 24th, 2022

On September 24th, we hosted the 3rd annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit at the San Francisco World Affairs Center! The summit included fun, educational workshops, an inspiring keynote speaker community-building with other youth, environmental art activities, and climate action plan building.

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Save the Bay Restoration Day
Friday, July 15th, 2022 from 9:30am-1pm

BAYCS joined Save the Bay and EarthEco International to protect, restore, and celebrate the SF Bay! We helped the habitat restoration team at the MLK Regional Shoreline reach the goal of 100,000 acres of restored tidal marsh wetlands. We helped manage invasive species, transplant native seedlings, mitigate the impacts of plant disease, and remove plastic from the shoreline!

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Sustainable Architecture Workshop
Saturday, May 14th, 2022

BAYCS joined renowned East Bay architect Devi Dutta at Lick-Wilmerding High School to learn how she integrates sustainable, practical, and affordable elements into her designs! We also hosted a friendly design challenge to design a sustainable school.

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Bay Area Science Festival
Saturday, April 24th, 2022 from 11am-4pm

We exhibited at the Bay Area Science Festival in Oracle Park! Organized by UCSF, the

festival is a family-friendly event designed to explore the role of science, engineering, and technology locally and globally. We hosted an interactive booth with hands-on simulations of ocean acidification and climate change for kids!

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Power of Nature Youth Art Contest with Greenbelt Alliance
Ended on Monday, April 11th, 2022

Greenbelt Alliance, in partnership with the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit, is proud to present the Power of Nature Youth Art Contest, an art contest for high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area that will showcase nature-based solutions to climate change.

Three winners were selected and announced during Earth Week, April 18 – 22, at Greenbelt Alliance’s Nature Based Solutions Webinar and were featured on multiple promotional campaigns that reached thousands of people. All eligible artwork is featured on multiple digital platforms.

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Trees, Water, & People: Conservation Through Collaboration in Central America Workshop
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 10am

BAYCS joined Trees, Water & People (TWP) to learn how TWP is supporting local partners in the defense and conservation of their territories' natural resources from a human perspective to help communities protect, conserve, and manage their natural resources. This workshop took place online.

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Seed Shakers Event
Saturday, March 26th, 2022 from 10am-12pm

BAYCS spent the day shaking seeds to spread native wildflowers across San Francisco's less landscaped, overly industrialized regions in the Bayview.

Inspired by SFinBloom.

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Restoration Day with Sutro Stewards
Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 10am-12pm

BAYCS joined the Sutro Stewards to help protect the beautiful nature of the Sutro Forest. The Sutro Stewards run programs to help restore and protect Sutro’s native biodiversity and create and maintain trails so we all can enjoy and connect with nature. We worked as a community to help maintain this beautiful land at the Sutro Native Plant Nursery in San Francisco.

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Winter Book Drive
November 29th - December 10th, 2021

In December, BAYCS hoped to give the gift of reading to under-resourced kids in the Bay Area this year by sourcing donations at our schools. We raised and donated over 1,200 children's books to the Children's Book Project in San Francisco. Our book drive donation sides included Alameda High, Berkeley High, Lick-Wilmerding, San Domenico, and more! Thank you to everyone who donated!

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November 8th, 10th, & 12th, 2021

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the week of November 5th, students at high schools around the Bay Area (Albany, St. Ignatius, and Lick-Wilmerding) phone banked to representatives and senators in support of the Ocean-Based Climate Solution Act. This act will help protect vital marine ecosystems and create a climate resilient ocean that can sustain our planet. 

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Bay Area Youth Climate Summit 2021
October 9th-10th, 2021

From October 9th to 10th, 2022, we hosted the second annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit! There was not only a virtual component of the summit, but also an in-person part! Attendees joined us on Saturday on Zoom for the virtual section and on Sunday at St. Ignatius College Preparatory School for the in-person section! Both parts included different workshops and content.

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Cutting Auto Emissions to Save the Planet
Saturday, May 15, 2021

BAYCS joined Dan Becker, the director of the Safe Climate Transport Campaign, who has been fighting transportation emissions for over 30 years. He demonstrated why we need to focus on the auto industry to slow climate change, why this front of the fight against climate change is interconnected with the general fight against fossil fuels, and what we can all do as individuals.

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April Earth Day Summit
April 24th, 2021

On April 24, 2022, we hosted the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit's Earth Day Summit, featuring workshops, discussions, and a climate action planning session! Our eight workshops were focused on two themes -- policy and action -- and included topics ranging from the Green New Deal to food justice to restoring biodiversity. High schoolers from the Bay Area and beyond learned more and got involved with climate action.

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30x30 Workshop:
Protecting 30% of the World's Oceans by 2030
Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at 10:30am

The BAYCS joined the Marine Conservation Institute and EarthEco International to dive into the 30x30 ocean conservation movement, advocating to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030! We learned about the science and policy work behind this goal.

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San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Workshop
Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 1pm

The BAYCS joined The Housing Action Coalition to learn about rising Bay Area housing costs. We discussed how our housing choices impact the prevalence of displacement and gentrification and its intersection with our environmental goals.

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Environmental Science Career Expo
Saturday, December 19th, 2020 from 1pm-2:30pm

BAYCS hosted a career exposition that focused on the field of environmental science. It included 6 panelists, ranging from an environmental attorney, a climate change photographer, and the Chair of the California Energy Commission.

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Community Fridge Project
With the Compton Kids Club/the Youth Vote
Thursday, December 10th, 2020

BAYCS partnered with the Compton Kidz Club and The Youth Vote to raise funds and gather donations to our local community fridges in Northern and Southern California. We assembled 300+ eco-friendly hygiene kits, arranged 4 coat drives, and received $15,000 in donations from green companies and individuals! On December 10th, Human Rights Day, we posted a video about this project, shown below.

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Indigenous Climate Activism with CIEA
Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 2pm-3pm

BAYCS collaborated with the California Indigenous Environmental Alliance (CIEA) to feature their inspiring work. The workshop provided a space for others to hear about the experiences of an Indigenous-led organization and learn how Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront of climate activism for generations. Furthermore, it was an opportunity to learn what some local organizations are doing to restore cultural traditions and practices, in such an urbanized Bay Area.

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Bay Area Youth Climate Activism Panel
Sunday, October 25th, 2020

BAYCS presented at the 2020 Bay Area Science Festival! We were featured on an interactive Q&A panel with various young climate activists who presented at the 1st annual Bay Area Youth Climate Summit.  Those youth shared their experiences in the climate movement, why they're so passionate about environmental issues, and how you can get involved, too!

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Brightline Defense Air Quality Workshop
Saturday, October 17th, 2020

BAYCS joined Brightline, a local organization that promotes sustainability and opportunity in under-served communities in the Bay Area through policy advocacy and partnerships. They protect and empower communities in need by advancing environmental justice, ensuring job creation, and advocating for affordable and sustainable housing. They hosted an interactive session on their community-driven air quality monitoring program, co-led by youth and adults.

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Bay Area Youth Climate Summit 2020!
Saturday, September 12th, 2020

On September 12, 2020, we kicked off a day-long virtual summit, uniting 280 youth from 88 schools, 14 States, 5 countries, and 7 time zones. The day was filled with 16 workshops ranging from the California Academy of Science’s Hope for Reefs Program to climate justice activism with Youth Vs. Apocalypse to an Environmental Entrepreneurs Panel. We concluded with school-based action-planning workshops in which we offered models and tools, and then challenged our peers to develop achievable plans to launch at their schools. In total, 25 Climate Action Plans were created, and 75% of these students are continuing their work today! 

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