Stay up to date on upcoming and previous workshops, community calls, and other events by the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit.
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Bay Area Youth Climate Summit 2021
Saturday & Sunday, October 9th-10th
In October of 2021, 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 for the in-person section! Both parts included different workshops and content.
Cutting Auto Emissions to Save the Planet
Saturday, May 15
Did you know that the transportation sector is the largest contributor to climate change? Dan Becker, the director of the Safe Climate Transport Campaign, has been fighting transportation emissions for over 30 years. In this workshop, he will demonstrate 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.
April Earth Day Summit
Saturday, April 24
Bay Area Youth Climate Summit's Earth Day event features workshops, discussions, and a climate action planning session! Our 8 workshops are focused on two themes -- policy and action -- and include topics ranging from the Green New Deal to food justice to restoring biodiversity. This is an amazing chance for high schoolers to learn more and get involved with climate action. All high school students from the Bay Area and beyond are welcome to attend.
Protecting 30% of the World's Oceans by 2030
Saturday, March 13
Join BAYCS, the Marine Conservation Institute, and EarthEcho International to dive into the 30x30 ocean conservation movement, advocating to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. Learn more about the science and policy work behind this goal, and plan your own 30x30 event in your school or community!
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Workshop
Saturday, February 13
Do you wonder why the Bay Area is so expensive? Displacement and gentrification are prevalent, but do you know why it happens? What does it have to do with our environmental goals? The Housing Action Coalition (HAC) believes that our housing choices are at the root of it, and we’ll explain why. Learn more about SFHAC on their website here: sfhac.org.
Environmental Science Career Expo
Saturday, December 19
For the month of December, we hosted a career exposition that focuses on the field of environmental science. It included 6 panelists, ranging from an environmental attorney, a climate change photographer, and the Chair of the CA Energy Commission.
Indigenous Climate Activism Workshop with CIEA
Saturday November 21
BAYCS is collaborating with the California Indigenous Environmental Alliance (CIEA) to feature their inspiring work. The goal of the workshop is to provide 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, this is an opportunity to learn what some local organizations are doing to restore cultural traditions and practices, in such an urbanized Bay Area.
Bay Area Youth Climate Activism Panel
Sunday, October 25
We're presenting at the Bay Area Science Festival! Join us for an interactive Q&A panel with various young climate activists that presented at the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit. These youth will be talking about their experiences in the climate movement, why they're so passionate about environmental issues, and how you can get involved, too! Come learn more about climate justice, sustainability, and the creative ways youth are fighting climate change and environmental injustices.
Brightline Defense Air Quality Workshop
Saturday, October 17
Brightline is 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 will host an interactive session on their current community-driven air quality monitoring program, co-led by both youth and adults.
Bay Area Youth Climate Summit 2020
Saturday, September 12
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 -- 5 months later!