Recognizing the importance of youth-centric climate solutions, the Youth Opportunities Advisory Board (YOAB) for the City of Boulder will host a Climate Mobilization Summit for young people Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
“Climate action calls for leadership from all of us. Current policymakers aren’t the ones who will face the biggest impacts. We are,” said Barclay Shove, 18, a senior at Fairview High School and co-organizer of the summit. “That’s why we think it is important to engage young people in the conversation about impactful solutions. Teens have great ideas. We want to hear them.”
Speakers will include Congressman Joe Neguse; Marlow Baines, a Boulder high school senior who serves as co-youth director for Earth Guardians; and Jonathan Koehn of the city’s Climate Initiatives Department.
After the presentations and a question-and-answer session, participants will be invited to engage in brainstorming workshops designed to identify solutions that would most impact the climate emergency and that would be most likely to be supported by young people.
The event is free and will include food and giveaways. The presentations and workshops are designed by young people for young people. Participants 13 and older are welcome.
While RSVPs are not required to attend, YOAB is asking that individuals who plan to participate register in advance to help for planning purposes. Sign up at https://boulderyouthsummit.eventbrite.com.
For more information about Boulder climate mobilization efforts, please visit boulder.earth/cmap.