Youth Climate Summit

The Youth Climate Summit is a one day conference hosted by Consilience and Columbia EcoReps for high school students and their teachers to learn about climate change on a personal level through plenary speakers and workshops that demonstrate actionable ways to engage in the climate movement. Each summit concludes with participants being mentored through the process of writing a climate action plan, a project outline for something they can do in their school or community. The summit brings in speakers from all aspects of climate action, from art to policy to technology to education, to connect with every type of student and teach them how they can make a difference.

On Friday, March 6 2020, over 200 students and teachers came to Columbia's campus for the 2020 Youth Climate Summit:

Click here for the 2020 Agenda | Click here for the 2020 Speaker Bios and Workshop Descriptions

At the Columbia Youth Climate Summit, students will:

  • Hear the latest climate change research-based information about the science, and learn the economic and ecological consequences of climate change
  • Learn strategies to respond & adapt to climate change in NYC and in the process save their schools and communities money
  • Develop a Climate Action Plan to bring back to their school and community
  • Benefit through increased knowledge and development of leadership skills
  • Network with schools across New York City and beyond to learn about successful climate action

Speakers from previous summits include:

Visit frequently for updates regarding the 2021 Youth Climate Summit!