Join us for a Free Film Screening of the New Film ‘I Am Greta’

On December 4th, the Vermont Youth Lobby will be hosting a free virtual screening of the new documentary I AM GRETA. Participants who sign-up will be emailed a special link to an online viewing room where they can watch the film at their own pace between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.  The film is 90 minutes long. Students affiliated with the Youth Lobby will then lead a series of small group dialogues from 8pm-9pm via Zoom, which will explore the film and consider the lessons we can take from Greta’s activism to help the youth movement in Vermont become […]

Summer Youth Art Contest

Contest Details: Children and teens from throughout Vermont are invited to submit original artwork responding to one of three prompts: Show us your favorite place in Vermont (any season) Show us your favorite outdoor activity (any season) Show us what you want the future to look like Submissions are considered for a chance to appear in our 2020 year-end brochure, which is sent to thousands of Vermonters who care about our natural environment. In addition to appearing in our brochure, winners and runners-up in each age category will receive a $50 or $25 gift certificate to a local bookstore, art supply store, […]

Climate-Focused Writing Contest – Win $1000

Create a Climate Vision Sustainable Montpelier Coalition Invites you to A Competition for Creative Writers and Artists “Hard times are coming…We will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now. What if we could see through our fear-stricken society to other ways of being and imagine some real grounds for hope?” Ursula K. Le Guin On a ____day in the year 2047, George and Gina looked out their bedroom window and saw….” Or…….. Writers, help us create a new kind of story! The Sustainable Montpelier Coalition is inviting writers and graphic artists of […]

CANCELLED – 5th Annual Rally for the Planet!

UNFORTUNATELY, THE 2020 YOUTH RALLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE THREAT CAUSED BY THE CORONA VIRUS. Save the date and plan your field trips! After five years of outstanding youth advocacy, there are now several climate-related bills working their way through the Statehouse.  If you want Vermont to become a leader in climate action, this is THE year to rally.  Please join us as we, once again, Rally for the Planet!  More information coming soon…  

Register for the Vermont Youth Climate Congress

Let’s show them how it’s done! Sunday, November 17th at 12:30 PM Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier WHAT: A civil, civic gathering of students that builds on some of Vermont’s greatest traditions to show lawmakers what climate courage can look like. HOW: Students from across Vermont will unite at the State House to pass a declaration of freedom from fossil fuels and a resolution urging policymakers to protect the future by taking immediate action to the climate crisis. WHY: Vermont youth hold the moral high ground in the climate debate. We are least responsible for the crisis, yet […]

Help Us Plan a Youth Climate Congress!

The Vermont Youth Lobby is working with members of the Sunrise Movement and the Vermont Climate Caucus (a group of Vermont lawmakers who are committed to climate action) to organize a Youth Climate Congress.  The goal of this event is to bring together 150-200 youth representatives (with an emphasis on under-represented and frontline communities), 20-30 Vermont lawmakers, community climate activists, and the media together to draft, refine and endorse a unified message — in the form of a resolution — to Vermont lawmakers that they must do more to address the climate crisis. We hope this event will send a […]

Check Out These Amazing Opportunities this Fall!

UVM Extension/ 4-H Program has a lot of opportunities for students this Fall. Registration now open! www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements   Between a Rock and a Soil Place (VTeen 4-H Science Cafe) – register by September 25 Learn about soil, the building block of ecosystems, at the first teen science cafe of the year. Register by next Wednesday, September 25. This program is FREE.   Youth Environmental Summit – register by Oct 18 YES is an annual conference for students in grades 6-12 what want to learn about environmental issues and take action in their communities. Register by October 18. Check out a short video from last year’s conference. We encourage schools to bring […]

Join the Youth Climate Strike!

Earlier this year, Greta Thunberg and 46 other youth activists issued a call to everyone around the globe to join them in a massive climate strike on September 20th. The Climate Strike will kick-off a week of mass, actions between Sept 20-27. In most countries, the youth strikers have chosen Sept. 20th as the day of their Climate Strike, while in a few other countries they have chosen Sept 27th. In the US, the coalition of youth strike groups, the Future Coalition, chose September 20th as the date. Students from the Vermont Youth Lobby are standing in solidarity with Greta […]